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Franklin opts against TRT ahead of bout

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In this testosterone replacement therapy-infused age of mixed martial arts, Rich Franklin is a prime candidate to receive the treatment.

He’s been at this physically demanding sport now for more than 12 years. At 38, he’s at an age where his natural testosterone levels inevitably decline. He’s sore in the morning when he wakes up and his recovery time is noticeably longer.

Franklin, though, says there are several reasons why he is not on TRT for his fight against Cung Le on Nov. 10, which will headline the UFC on Fuel event in Macau, China.

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Post #1   10/22/12 7:01:59PM   

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His mistake. We've all accepted the treatment because it exists and I see no issues if 1/1 to 3/1 is maintained like it's supposed to be.

Anyway i have no doubt Anderson would love another free title defense and would push for this fight...

Franklin does look like an old man at lhw, never was any good fighting that heavy. He needs to start tanking guys like he used to with his strength advantage.

Post #2   10/22/12 7:24:04PM   

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Posted by ghandikush

His mistake. We've all accepted the treatment because it exists and I see no issues if 1/1 to 3/1 is maintained like it's supposed to be.

Anyway i have no doubt Anderson would love another free title defense and would push for this fight...

Franklin does look like an old man at lhw, never was any good fighting that heavy. He needs to start tanking guys like he used to with his strength advantage.



i agree, although it is his choice obviously, i think if he needs it he should do it. there is nothing wrong doing it as long as the rules are followed. i am glad to see him back at MW too

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Post #3   10/22/12 8:23:41PM   

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Good man Franklin.

Just because they tell you its okay to cheat doesn't mean you have to do it. Make your own moral choices.

Post #4   10/22/12 11:47:44PM