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"It's cheating. I think it's cheating. I think anything that's synthetic that you put in your body is cheating. Get it from food, get it from training. That stuff jacks you up when you're done. For me, I'm a family man, I have kids, I have a wife and I want to be there for them at the end. I think when you take PEDs or anything like that, it cuts your life short. When it becomes like that, it's almost hedonistic. It's not a sport anymore. It becomes more than a sport and it shouldn't be like that.

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Post #1   4/8/12 2:58:51PM   

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Since when is TRT considered cheating

Educate yourself people before spewing from your pie holes.

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Post #2   4/8/12 4:22:59PM   

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First off.....Chael...just because you believe something...it doesn't make it a fact. I myself also feel TRT is cheating. It is natural for men to lose Testosterone throughout the course of their life. Artificially boosting it back up isn't natural and it gives those who do it an edge over those who don't. The UFC allows certain levels...if a fighter goes beyond those levels he or she is considered to have an unfair advantage and ultimately they have to face the consequences of their attempted deception or their foolish mistake. It is NOT a fact that TRT isn't cheating....that is only an opinion...and opinions are like A-Holes. I have to agree with Munoz though.

Post #3   4/8/12 4:42:23PM   

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I think it should honestly be allowed for all(short of those with a history of steroid abuse), if it's allowed for any.

The average guy has a T/E ratio of 1:1, and say these guys are just awesome on average and score a T/E ratio of 2:1. The TRT users are allowed to go up to 6:1. Everyone in the UFC who isn't doping is going to have low testosterone by these standards. So let em all use it or let none. That would be my vote.

But yeah, in the end my vote matters for not. And some things you just got to hate the game, and not the player. Gotta make peace with the establishment or else you get disenfranchised.

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Post #4   4/8/12 5:23:15PM   

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Posted by Sir_Karl

First off.....Chael...just because you believe something...it doesn't make it a fact. I myself also feel TRT is cheating. It is natural for men to lose Testosterone throughout the course of their life. Artificially boosting it back up isn't natural and it gives those who do it an edge over those who don't. The UFC allows certain levels...if a fighter goes beyond those levels he or she is considered to have an unfair advantage and ultimately they have to face the consequences of their attempted deception or their foolish mistake. It is NOT a fact that TRT isn't cheating....that is only an opinion...and opinions are like A-Holes. I have to agree with Munoz though.



Personally I agree with you that TRT is rule breaking

But don't bad mouth Chael. He's one of the few negative people who are hilarious. And he speaks his honest and first opinion. Everyone's invited to there opinion, his opinion is ironic. Personally I love Chael_Sonnen and you should rarely ever take his opinion that seriously! Just laugh and loosen up! This is the PG not wherever!

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Post #5   4/8/12 8:00:18PM   

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not cheating when used correctly. easily abused though

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Post #6   4/9/12 1:53:42AM   

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Good posts all around. I think between pookie and the hougland war wagon, you guys have it spot on. TRT in itself is not cheating, but 6:1 is not replacement, it's enhancement. I don't know how people can keep a straight face and call it replacement when they have higher levels than anyone naturally does. I don't think it should be banned, but the levels need to be reduced, otherwise it is roiding in a sense, as it is no longer a form of therapy.

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Post #7   4/9/12 9:46:56AM   

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Personally, I'm against it even if its just used "to get back to normal levels."

Low testosterone is part of the male ageing process. I don't consider it a valid excuse to use PEDs.

After all, if I were a particularly weak person, by this same logic I could say "The other fighters have more muscle mass than me. Therefore I need to used steroids to get my muscle mass up to 'normal levels.'"

Post #8   4/9/12 5:19:52PM