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post #1 of 118 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Rampage admits to using TRT before Bader fight

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“I almost pulled out but then I went to see the doctor and he told me to talk to an age-management doctor. So I went and talked to them and they tested me and said my testosterone was low; they prescribed me testosterone, to bring my testosterone levels back up to levels where I can be like… so that I am the same as young people, like when I was 25, and it would help build my knee up. I hurt my knee like a month ago and I only did three shots of testosterone but it put a lot of weight on me, a lot of muscle on me but it healed me knee up good enough to where I could fight.”

“I gave myself small doses and that shit immediately changed me, that’s why I am saying now I am not going to retire. I am not gonna retire no time soon, it’s just unfortunate that I got this injury. I started hitting it up pretty good, I still gotta take care of my knee but I feel like a 25 year old again. My sex life changed, I was back to five times a night like when I was 25, straight up.”

“So I spoke to the UFC and they were like ‘yeah, a lot of fighters are probably doing it but not telling anyone.’ Me, I keep it real, I am not doing anything wrong. Its legal and I am not abusing it and I am not going over certain levels. From what I learned about it, when I got tested my levels my levels were really low and the doctor was telling me that athletes can burn testosterone.”

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I'm sure a lot of fighters are doing it and not admitting it.
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As much as I respect that he has the balls to openly admit to it, I still find the idea and use of it absolutely disgusting in professional athletes.

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So did he get away with this because of the card being in Japan? I know you can be approved by different states but he obviously didn't run into that this time around. Jeez, he's only 34 right?
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As much as I respect that he has the balls to openly admit to it, I still find the idea and use of it absolutely disgusting in professional athletes.
Indeed.

I'm disappointed.
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So did he get away with this because of the card being in Japan? I know you can be approved by different states but he obviously didn't run into that this time around. Jeez, he's only 34 right?
TRT is perfectly legal and allowed by commissions as long as a doctor is prescribing it and when you test, your testosterone levels remain within the normal range stated in the rules policy.

Remember this interview guys?

http://www.mmamania.com/2012/1/18/27...ilure-its-just


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"He talk a big game, he say all this stuff, he's calling people bums and everything and it's just karma. Look at him. He's a very cocky individual. I feel like any fighter that has to use steroids to go in a cage and fight somebody is not a true fighter. Some people have problems, like okay, go to the doctor and get it sorted out. There are some fighters out there who are of age and they're doing the right things to stay healthy and stay competitive but somebody blatantly taking anabolic steroids to get in the cage, it's a sad case. It's a sad case."

I guess he doesn't realize testosterone is indeed a steroid lol.

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Wow not only is Rampage a hypocrite, he also lost that fight handily with his TRT.

Kind of sad Quentin.
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Remember this interview guys?

http://www.mmamania.com/2012/1/18/27...ilure-its-just


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"He talk a big game, he say all this stuff, he's calling people bums and everything and it's just karma. Look at him. He's a very cocky individual. I feel like any fighter that has to use steroids to go in a cage and fight somebody is not a true fighter. Some people have problems, like okay, go to the doctor and get it sorted out. There are some fighters out there who are of age and they're doing the right things to stay healthy and stay competitive but somebody blatantly taking anabolic steroids to get in the cage, it's a sad case. It's a sad case."

I guess he doesn't realize testosterone is indeed a steroid lol.
I guess you didnt bother to read the sentence right after the one you bolded?
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TRT doesn't equate to anabolic steroids. Rogan's on TRT as well AND he works out regularly and he looks about as average as it comes, but that's a bit anecdotle.

TRT "is suppose" to bring you to a healthly baseline of test relative to a healthy male, if you are indeed taking it as a result of low T. Anabolic Steroids take your test waaaaaaaay above a homeostatic level, which is what's responsible for the unnatural hypertrophic effects.

I can see the argument where TRT=cheating, which I'm not offering an opinion on, but TRT does not equate to Anabolic Steroids, not even close.

A lot, if not most people 30 and over could potentiallly qualify for TRT. Testosterone drops a certain percentage each year following 25, so it's not hard to drop below a "normal level" of test when your 30+ of age.
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Oh I read it. He's a hypocrite. He's saying it's not cool to use anabolic steroids, but when there is a loop hole in the system for 34 year old men to use TRT (which testicular cancer patients are prescribed), then he's saying, 'by all means take advantage of that.'

What a joke.

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TRT doesn't equate to anabolic steroids. Rogan's on TRT as well AND he works out regularly and he looks about as average as it comes, but that's a bit anecdotle.

TRT "is suppose" to bring you to a healthly baseline of test relative to a healthy male, if you are indeed taking it as a result of low T. Anabolic Steroids take your test waaaaaaaay above a homeostatic level, which is what's responsible for the unnatural hypertrophic effects.

I can see the argument where TRT=cheating, which I'm not offering an opinion on, but TRT does not equate to Anabolic Steroids, not even close.
What Rampage is doing is technically not cheating becasue he is likely within normal ranges, but to me it's taking advantage of a loop hole in the system, which is cheating to me.

Cheating is cheating. The degree of cheating is not the problem at hand imo.

I wouldn't call Joe Rogan average either. He is in pretty damn good shape.

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