Steroids for Aging Fighters

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  1. Paineater

    Paineater Yellow Belt

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    Why is it so bad for an aging fighter, and when I say aging I'm just talking about a fighter turning 40, why are we crushing them for taking a drug that allows them to compete? These guys are being forced to retire before they hit 45, and unless they banked that money and invested wisely, they might not be doing so hot financially by the time they hit everyone else's retirement age at 65 or so.. Does a 40 year old taking steroids give an advantage over a 30 year old opponent who doesn't take them? I would love to see some of these fighters closing in on 40 years old still compete, but as in any sport, you pretty much have to hang it up before hitting 45. I know professionals in my business who make 6 figures still need to work until at least 55 years old or more. Anyway, just wondering if you thought the same way, or think that steroids are enough of a cheat to make an unfair fight.
     
  2. Fox by the Sea

    Fox by the Sea Lighthouse keeper Platinum Member

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    they should start their own Unregulated Hybrid Boner League.
     
  3. Kalmah

    Kalmah Gold Belt

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    It's called Bellator bro.
     
  4. DougGuntMMA

    DougGuntMMA Orange Belt

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    Yeah, I hear ya. It's medicine.
     
  5. Paineater

    Paineater Yellow Belt

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    Hybrid Boner League...That sounds more like Viagra, and you should stop taking it if you have a boner lasting 4 hours or longer...Especially if you are alone.
     
  6. cakemuncher

    cakemuncher Black Belt

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    I am for completely unregulated fighting leagues in that respect. Screw testing. We want to see freaks of nature like ubereem on horsemeat.
     
  7. DougGuntMMA

    DougGuntMMA Orange Belt

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    Yeah, well they should be allowed to restore their levels to that of a healthy male within their age category. Submitting tests 1x every 7-10 days.
     
  8. 120wrestling

    120wrestling Brown Belt

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    the last thing the light heavyweight division needs is a revitalized dan hendo knocking everyone out and than end up in a wheel chair 6 months after the cycle wears off.
     
  9. ForbiddenSun

    ForbiddenSun The VP Platinum Member

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    Hendo was 40 when he knocked out Fedor and Fedor was 34. Dan is a blown up MW...pretty sure it matters
     
  10. Exbawks

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    If they aren't capable of competing without taking roids then they shouldn't be competing, simple as that.
     
  11. whougonnacall

    whougonnacall Silver Belt

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    hendo?is that u?
    posting on sherdog cant bring back legalized roiding aka trt for ya man.....im sorry
     
  12. AkuraIchiban

    AkuraIchiban str8 ballin

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    This
     
  13. Ottawaguy

    Ottawaguy Gold Belt

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    I agree.
     
  14. JustinvR

    JustinvR Brown Belt

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    Lol what's more unfair to have a fighter with 20 years of experience with the body of a 30 year old vs a fighter with 7 years experience and a body 30 year old?
     
  15. kirsky

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    Well personally I think peds should be allowed.... or start paying figters enought money too actually save or invest them...so they do tests for peds, ufc is fully aware that ped got influence on body, good (for example faster healing after injuries) and bad ( hehe we know it all) and in addition we got reebok deal, that screws fighters even more...
     

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