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Vitor talks TRT, Luke Rockhold talks Vitor talking TRT

With all the recent tough talk on testosterone, the big TRT elephant in the room is Vitor Belfort. Vitor, with his quivering muscles and unusually aggressive behavior, is currently in the middle of yet another career resurgence and many (quietly) wonder if it has anything to do with the steroids he is legally allowed to inject. Michael Bisping was not impressed when he learned that his title aspirations were once again dashed by a chemically enhanced opponent, and now that the cat is out of the bag Vitor is speaking up about the unfair accusations being thrown his way:

This will be last time that I will talk about TRT I never hide from #ufc that I was on the treatment but I admit that I didnt admit to the press. I confess that this was my mistake I am MEN enough to admit my mistakes So from now on , guys please don’t fight me if u going to use this as a execuse that’s it. I never lie and never hide from ufc.

He is MEN enough … possibly two or three MEN with all the testosterone he takes. Fortunately, that would still put him under the legal 6:1 ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone allowed. (The average male has a 1:1 ratio) And that’s apparently fine by his next opponent, Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold:

“I saw Ben Henderson’s statement about TRT and PED’s being a weakness and I feel the exact same way. I don’t really care. I’m going out there and I’m going to do what I do. I’m going to beat people whether they are on it or they are clean. I’m a clean fighter and I’m going to go out there and I am going to do my job. It doesn’t matter to me. Honestly, I get more satisfaction beating people who are on the stuff.”

That’s a nice warriur sentiment from Rockhold. I wonder if his opinion will change after Vitor pins him to the mat with one meaty arm and uses the other to pound chicklets out of his face.

  • frickshun

    Can someone finally explain to me why if a normal guy’s ratio is 1:1, they allow these guys to test (heh) up to 6:1. Why wouldn’t it be more like 2:1 or 3:1?

    Which Jackal is an endocrinologist??

  • YoungDonDraper

    I believe that there are some people with extremely high testosterone naturally and they put the limit at the highest point so that no one would naturally be over the limit. Now, they probably did that so guys could still juice a little bit, because if someone had naturally high testosterone they could just take extra tests to document their freakish manliness and exempt them from the reasonable limit you establish.

    Rockhold should publish his own test, assuming it showed something like 2:1, put them side by side and say “Explain to me how this isn’t cheating.” Unfortunately, fighting Vitor means big money for a guy who hasn’t made much so far, and he’s not going to give up that pay day to be a martyr on the PED issue.

    In essence, Vitor is allowed to cheat because his fights sell and that means everyone makes money, including the dude he knocks smooth out. That’s a pretty sad state of affairs.