Chael Sonnen is one of the most outspoken MMA fighters in the world today, he is also one of the most high profile users of TRT in the UFC. The news cycle has washed away most of that, as Vitor Belfort has been the focus of the media over the past few months, but Chael Sonnen has always been a high profile TRT user and is without a doubt effected by this decision to ban TRT. When Kevin Iole from Yahoo! Sports asked Sonnen about TRT being taken away, he explained that he does have a problem and that TRT is used to make his day-to-day life better.
It’s Chael Sonnen’s medicine. [source]
“It puts me in a spot, because medically, I do need testosterone,” Sonnen said. “I have to look at this carefully, but they made no bones about it: It’s out. We all have to deal with that, whether we like it or not.”
“The best way to describe is that it is a completely terrible, horrible feeling,” Sonnen said. “This is a medicine and it’s medicine I need to live normally on a day-to-day basis. People say it is a performance enhancer, and there are a lot of things guys can take to enhance performance. But testosterone is more than a performance enhancer for me. It is a life enhancer.
“My life is better. My attitude is better. I have more energy. I need less sleep. It makes me feel better in many different regards. It makes me a better husband and a better neighbor and a better pet owner. I understand the abuse, but this is a medicine that helps people with a problem.”