No man defeats Father Time, even with all the help in the world from science. Until we go full cyborg in this singularity, TRT and advanced steroids will probably be as good as it gets for those who will do anything to stop the natural course of things. But then again, many would say Vitor Belfort’s TRT usage is due to his steroid abuse earlier in his career, so…
The champ spoke to Mike Chiapetta of FOX Sports:
“He’s failed a drug test before, he’s on TRT now. I don’t agree with TRT to begin with, so him failing a drug test and being on TRT, I don’t really like it. So I appreciate there will be a commission making sure he’s doing things right.
“I’m not a big TRT guy – I don’t think TRT belongs in our sport. I don’t like it. I don’t have the highest testosterone in the world, and I wouldn’t take it. I feel just fine where I’m at. Some people would probably tell me to take testosterone, but I wouldn’t do it.”
“I don’t have high testosterone at all. I’m completely fine. I guarantee his testosterone on TRT is two or three times higher than mine. I wake up and I work hard two or three times a day. I don’t feel that there’s a need for it, and if it comes to point where you need it, then you retire, you don’t fight. Fighting is a sport where strength is important, and if you’re going to have extra testosterone, especially after you’ve been caught cheating, it’s unfair.”
“I’m happy about (fighting in Las Vegas), he’s fought in Brazil now for the last two years, and obviously he looks like the Hulk now. He’s on TRT and he’s been caught cheating before for testosterone and I don’t know what else. … For a guy who’s 36 years old to have a lot higher testosterone than me at 29 years old, and I’ve never taken anything, is really not fair. So I’m happy that I’ll be fighting in Vegas, and I hope they’ll do due diligence in testing him to make sure he’s not cheating.”
“I think he’s the right guy, it’s whoever the UFC thinks is the contender. He’s had three knockouts in a row, so I think he’s the right guy.”