Just something that it seems like most people don't know, from browsing other MMA forums out there and seeing a whole lot of opinions and not much fact on the subject.
The NSAC years ago took the stance, as I'm sure most if not all other AC's have, that if someone `ever` pops dirty for any steroid they will never in their career be allowed to get a TUE for TRT.
What this means is for a 30 year old fighter like Mo Lawal, even if 5 years down the road he requires TRT to continue his career and/or lead a normal functioning life and is approved by the worlds most renowned endocrinologist, he will not be allowed a TUE for TRT. The AC's will point to the failed steroid test as abuse being the reason for the need for TRT and deny the fighter any license to fight, making retirement possibly the only option.
It's a need to know for fighters who are in their 20's and may not be looking that far ahead, and I think is a good stance to take and may ease at least a few people's minds on the amount some think TRT's could and likely will be abused as the years go on.
What this means is if a fighter like Hendo would've ever popped dirty years years ago, for instance, Hendo would've been forced to retire in 2007. Luckily he never did pop dirty and we would've missed out on so many amazing fights..
If Lawal hits the point where it's required to still compete, as Hendo did in 07, this positive test he just got is doing a whole lot more damage in the long run than the 1 year suspension and small fine. It could be robbing him of an extra half dozen years of his career also.
I just thought those on both sides of the TRT issue would like to know because after all...