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Nate Marquardt is off the juice

We like to think that people are rational and base their decisions upon a reasonable examination of the evidence at hand. But a lot of the research coming out from them brain scientists with their lab coats and godlessness suggests our stupid, greedy, corrupt subconscious makes the decisions and then our clever brain comes up with reasonings to justify those moves. So it doesn’t surprise me when a doctor comes along and tells a fighter all of his problems are caused by a testosterone deficiency, the fighter not only agrees but can go out and tell the world with a straight face that they’re suffering from a serious ailment and not trying to cheat.

One of those guys was Nate Marquardt, who was unjustly fired from the UFC just for taking too much medicine! He’s now preparing for a welterweight title shot on Strikeforce’s next card and tells Ariel Helwani he’s off his juice:

“I didn’t know if I was going to be able to fulfill my dreams going that route (TRT). I just feel it was so much of a hassle and stress with the commissions and all that, I guess, that the right thing for me to do right now is to choose not to do it. And you know, definitely I’ve pursued a lot of other stuff to try to help my health and a lot of it’s helping. I feel great right now. I’m in really good shape, and that’s not something I’m worried about right now. I’m sure there are guys who misuse TRT, but there’s also guys who plain out use steroids. Guys are going to cheat no matter what. That’s something that you can’t get around.”

Mike ChiaPet is starting to get suspicious. His latest article on MMA Fighting casts a dubious eye across the TRT landscape, including Nate Marquardt’s recent switch back from the dark side:

Last June, Marquardt sat in The MMA Hour studio with Ariel Helwani and, while crying on two occasions, explained that TRT had saved his marriage while addressing problems with sluggishness, memory loss and irritability. That seems a lot to give up on just because of a “hassle” with commissions.

I’m not gonna get on Marquardt’s back too much over a decision to do the right thing. There’s enough guys out there juicing to the gills or running this TRT scam to spread my hate around.

  • agentsmith

    So now that he’s dropping to 170 and needs to be 15lbs smaller, he coincidentally doesn’t need TRT anymore.  Strange.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Hey Smith, are you insinuating that since he gave up a life-long treatment due to paperwork, he was cheating?  How dare you?!

  • Luka Magnotta

    he was still on TRT when he dropped down to WW.

  • frickshun

    ^^Technically, he never got there.

    As it turns out, that sluggishness & irritability has more to do w/being married than a medical condition. The doc told his wife to give Nate his balls back so he can produce his own testosterone.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Frick wins.

  • iamphoenix

    3 internet points for frick.

  • frickshun

    Did I win the ability to make Leddy use his real fucking name?!

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