TRT is many things, but it is mostly controversial and divisive, especially in the MMA community. The latest voice in a cacophony of dissenting opinions is UFC’s Travis Browne, who spoke with the UK’s Gareth Davies about TRT. According to Travis Browne while at a recent check-up Browne discovered that he technically has low testosterone and could qualify to take TRT, which he turned down.
It seems that Travis Browne’s views on TRT are that the playing field doesn’t always need to be exactly the same to be level, each and every fighter is an individual with many differences, testosterone levels included. [source]
“They should outlaw it [TRT],” Browne told Telegraph Sport. “But it’s not my job to go out there shouting that it should be that way. The way I look at these things is this: Jon Jones has an 84ins reach. I want an 84ins reach, let’s make it fair. But we can’t do that. We are all physically different. Live with it.”
Browne revealed to Telegraph Sport that he had only discovered the low testosterone as part of an overall health check. “I got tested. I did a full blood test to see where my body is, where the deficiencies might be, to see if I might be lacking in anything. They asked if I wanted my testosterone checked, too, so I said ‘Sure, let’s see where my T-levels are’. For my age, I am low. I could go and get TRT if I wanted to, but why ?”
“It’s going to give me an excuse to lose. I don’t need that. It’s mentally weak.I don’t care. I don’t care if I’m lower, here, higher there. I’m going to fight you either way. I’m going to punch you in the face either way.”