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Old 03-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think he *really* does. I think he is annoyed because of the questions it raises and is taking a vocal stance becaquse it's good for the company. But I don't think he really truly cares either way.
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How about we ban TRT for the guys who don't have hypogonadism?

I doubt that there are people in MMA with congenital hypogonadism and I doubt any of the guys who get TRT actually suffer from it. If anything they aquired it by substance abuse or through brain injury in which case they shouldn't be fighting at all.
This is what I was thinking.
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Well one major issue is that hypogonadism isn't totally understood yet. Certainly the handful of doctors on any given commission's payroll aren't all experts in it.

So when some guy rolls up and his nuts aren't producing test as they should be... well, there could be a lot of reasons and it's very difficult to narrow it down. Specialists are expensive and time consuming. And at the end of the day I think guys like Kizer and Lembo are more than willing to just sort of best-guess it and in a lot of cases I think it just comes down to who plays their game properly.
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I could swear he said trt was fine not long ago.
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I guess, if he and the UFC wanted to, they could just ban fighters under TRT in their promotion/in the UFC. And if they really cared about PEDs they could just write in the fighters contracts that they have to agree to VADA testing.

As long as they don't, all the loudmouthish talking is just a sham.
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I guess, if he and the UFC wanted to, they could just ban fighters under TRT in their promotion/in the UFC. And if they really cared about PEDs they could just write in the fighters contracts that they have to agree to VADA testing.

As long as they don't, all the loudmouthish talking is just a sham.
They allow themselves to be governed by the state athletic commision for the puprose of legitimacy. If they were to start dictating all of the rules, it could easily lead to certain bias's that would cater to their own financial interests. Being goverened by an outside party is for the best.
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