Vitor Belfort on TRT: "I want people to know I have a conscience"

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  1. Arkridge Senior Moderator

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    Source: http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/...-want-people-to-know-that-i-have-a-conscience

    Thoughts? Very interesting article if you care to read.
     
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    edit: I applaud your dedication to language.
     
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  4. The Taxman Askren P4P #1

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    By doing TRT?
     
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    When people start talking about a legacy of themselves I always wonder just how big headed that person is.

    In answer to the later part of the quote we take away from the good and don't praise it because he is on trt whilst winning those fights.
     
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    Everytime he opens his mouth I dislike him that little bit more.
     
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  7. PUO3 You are a can.

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    trt isn't the reason vitor is displaying new striking techniques. of course, sherdog idiots will say otherwise.

    ill leave these here before he gets shit on.
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    same here
     
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    Whether it's fair or not, I believe Vitor will be remembered by mainstream MMA fans as a roider. Sports fans are harsh.
     
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  11. MP15 Blue Belt

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    Yes, but it cannot be denied that TRT is giving Vitor the "hormonal motivation" to continue to perform at this level, at this age, with his history.

    Regardless of how great his striking was (or is), TRT is giving him the ability to continue to train at the top level. Add his experience, and now his youthful hormonal levels, you have a wrecking machine who can probably destroy equally talented inexperienced younger fighters.
     
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    judging by the posts you tend to leave on these boards you dislike just about anyone :wink:
     
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  13. PUO3 You are a can.

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    no one is denying it.

    im talking about how the skills and techniques he has picked up are overlooked and ignored. oh hes on trt so those perfectly executed kicks must have come from that.

    if that is the case, im going to go get a trt prescription and be challenging gsp here shortly.
     
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    No but it sure hangs a big looming cloud over his current success. Just like you suggest it'd be idiotic to attribute all his success to TRT, it'd also be idiotic to ignore it.
     
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    Same argument was made in baseball and its not a valid one. You give a skilled athlete an incremental increase in strength at this top level its a huge deal.
     
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  17. GhostBlade Brown Belt

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    Vitor realizes he probably has a few years left in the sport that he's been in since the 90s. Just let the man do all that junk he feels he has to so he has what it takes to perform for us. You think all your favorite fighters in Pride weren't juiced up since they had no drug testing? I'm willing to bet all the best Pride fighters were juiced up except maybe for Fedor.
     
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  18. ElusiveRiddum Purple Belt

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    Well, TRT allows him to train harder and longer in the gym than he ever could naturally and it's the gym where he's learning these techniques. So it's not exactly a stretch to say that TRT is the reason Vitor has new techniques.
     
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    strength has nothing to do with learning the technique.
     
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    So what? He's legitimately old, and given his usage of supplementation and yes, steroids, in the past it seems perfectly reasonable for the man to need testosterone replacement therapy. If it just happens to turn him from Phenom to TRTnom, so be it. He's heathy, we're entertained, everybody wins. Except Bisping, Rockhold, and soon enough the Weidman/Silva winner, but eh, that's neither here nor there.
     
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