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Ben Rothwell suspended nine months by UFC for elevated testosterone levels following UFC 164 victory

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UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell may have defeated Brandon Vera at UFC 164 in August by TKO, but his victory isn't now without a blemish.

UFC has suspended Rothwell nine months following word via written letter from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services that while Rothwell had a Therapuetic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), the amount of testosterone was beyond allotted levels. MMA Junkie was the first to report the news.


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Post #1   10/3/13 7:29:08PM   

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And queue the Brandon Vera shit talking, crying about why he lost

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Post #2   10/3/13 7:33:15PM   

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Ahh terrible news I hate hearing this sort of shit after a good preformance

Post #3   10/3/13 9:24:50PM   

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if the ufc wants too weed out the cheaters just match em up with vera

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He did go beast mode for the finish in that fight. Testosterone rocks

Post #6   10/4/13 7:52:14AM   

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i dont care what the fuck Big Ben was smoking this KO is still epic!

Post #7   10/4/13 8:33:17AM   

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That's a shame. 9mnths isn't too bad though

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i knew something was weird..i mean Vera landed some hard hard shots on Rothwell and it didnt faze him and i'm not saying Rorthwell cant take a punch..but fucken GG rocked him left and right with a JAB!..and i dont care if u dont think Vera doesnt have power at HW, he ko'd plenty of ppl at HW, Mir is one of em..i kept thinking one of these over hand right from Vera is gonna put him away..but he walked thru em like cake..but he fell to a JAB from GG, WTF!?!?..glad he got caught and hopefully Dana makes him pay by putting Rothwell against a top opponent just so he can get smash and then get cut..Rothwell wont be in the UFC for long..give him Pat Barry, loser leave town type of match..

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Posted by RhythmAndStyle

i knew something was weird..i mean Vera landed some hard hard shots on Rothwell and it didnt faze him and i'm not saying Rorthwell cant take a punch..but fucken GG rocked him left and right with a JAB!..and i dont care if u dont think Vera doesnt have power at HW, he ko'd plenty of ppl at HW, Mir is one of em..i kept thinking one of these over hand right from Vera is gonna put him away..but he walked thru em like cake..but he fell to a JAB from GG, WTF!?!?..glad he got caught and hopefully Dana makes him pay by putting Rothwell against a top opponent just so he can get smash and then get cut..Rothwell wont be in the UFC for long..give him Pat Barry, loser leave town type of match..



I don't know that testosterone would make you more durable when hit with hard shots. Case and point, look at the Overeem. He can absorb every bit of 1 hard shot and it's game over for him. Same as Mir. He uses TRT, and he can't take a hard shot for nothing. Some people just absorb shots extremely well, like Dan Henderson. He actually makes blocking punches with your face an effective strategy.

That said, it sucks that he tested for elevated levels of testosterone. After the way he finished Vera I was really wanting to see him in the Octagon again soon to see if he can repeat against whoever he faces next. Now we have to wait to see if he can replicate that success.

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Rothwell fucked up the hot bout

And Vera gets saved again

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Post #11   10/4/13 1:57:03PM