Originally Posted by Driven
Because all the people who do have an issue with it are just slowing down progress.
As a long time MMA fan, no one in the Pride era gave a fuck if their fighters were doing steroids because they weren't illegal.
The only reason TRT/steroids is a debate or touchy issue is because there's a stupid rule on it.
That's like saying something is wrong, and when asked why, they explain it with "because it's wrong".
It makes no sense.
You remember back in the day weed was a gateway drug and if you took one puff, you would be giving hand jobs for crack rocks by the end of the night?
Same thing with steroids.
It's not like 1 injection and you turn into the Incredible Hulk and go on a rampage.
As long as a person is educated about it, it's actually good for you. It's a supplement that works very well.
That's a stupid reason to outlaw something: because it works too well.
If this is a conversation about legalization of drugs, there's no need to have it because I think they should be legal (or at least decriminalized). And I have no moral issues with people who use steroids or any other drugs.
I am talking about competitive balance. As long as some guys are using and some aren't, you don't have it. I also don't readily believe that steroids are safe. I understand that they are demonized, but I have spoken to doctors about them and they still believe they can be very dangerous (as used by athletes in large doses for competitive advantages). I'm open to info to the contrary however.
I don't know what you mean by slowing down progress. I guess you're right if you mean artificial lab created progress in PEDs. But does that makes sports better. I don't know.