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TRT ban good or bad?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by oldschoolmmafan, May 22, 2014.

  1. oldschoolmmafan PEOPLE=SHIT

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    TRT threads have probably been done to death but lately I have been reading quite abit about TRT usage in combat sports and sports in general. From what ive read and watched it seems to me especially in MMA that yes there does seem to be certain circumstances in which a fighter may need TRT. Ok its get banned and there are now a few fighters that will have to fight without it. Some of these guys no doubt would have been using the stuff for quite along time, and i feel its like a few ruined it for those who need it, so could this pose a threat to their well being inside the octagon? Atleast their perfomance? Also I dont always believe what I hear and see so maybe what Iive read is bullshit.
     
  2. priderulez Brown Belt

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    Its good because fighters should perform at the level their natural abilities allow them to.

    Bad because lack of it will probably shorten the careers of our favorite fighters.

    Overall good I'd say. I'd much rather have a competition where everyone is clean, than a competition where some of the fighters are legally juicing.
     
  3. UL no more yellows Banned

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    Bad for Vitor

    Good for everyone else
     
  4. jwikked Blue Belt

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    Very very good.
     
  5. kibz Brown Belt

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    There will be more injuries...more fighters pulling out of cards because of it...or more fighters fighting injured....or less training....
     
  6. UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    Time will tell. Someone like Vitor getting a TUE meant something had to change though.
     
  7. nick1990 Purple Belt

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    It's a very good thing, that anybody could think TRT should be allowed seems crazy to me.
     
  8. Dirge Silver Belt

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    I have to wonder though...

    Part of the reason that anabolic steroids were banned from use in the olympics and other sports is not just because they provide an unfair advantage but also because they impact the long term health of the athletes using them.

    Does TRT, if properly prescribed and utilized harm an athlete? From what I can see and I am by no means an expert, TRT improves testosterone levels, aiding in training, speeding up injury recovery etc.

    If it doesn't hurt the athletes, I can't really see why it matters if they use it.

    If it lets a fighter train more effectively and even more importantly recover quicker from injuries (or prevent minor training injuries due to overall better conditioning) how is it a bad thing?

    It certainly won't make anyone a better fighter, it does not improve skill, but does make older fighters able to compete better against younger guys.

    If it has no harmful effects on the athletes I say why not?
     
  9. jayBMX Brown Belt

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    Realistically it won't do anything about PEDs in the UFC

    But keeping it legal was becoming a lightning rod for sports media
     
  10. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Good or bad for who?
     
  11. jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    bad for fighters like vitor, hendo, mir, duffee, bigfoot, and good for fighters that use peds because it gets the media and the majority of others off their backs because of the trt fiasco. people shouldstop focusing on trt and focus on more serious peds that apparently many fighters use.
     
  12. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    its a good thing, now they need to work on catching all the steroid users
     
  13. Spindrift0036 Brown Belt

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    TRT Ban translation :

    If you're not named Vitor Belfort , you will get a TUE exemption
     
  14. Pleb Orange Belt

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    It's bad because TRT Vitor was a spectacle but good all round.
     
  15. Skyrim Blue Belt

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    Good for the sport.Bad for a few of the legends of the sport.
     
  16. taedium The implication

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    No more TRTfort head kick KO's?

    Very tragic for me as a viewer, but I doubt Rockhold, Bisping is shedding any tears.

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    You are very naive if you think this will make much difference in regards to overall steroid use in MMA (which is highly prevalent)
     
  17. muaythaibeast Brown Belt

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    Its definitely good, at least now we can say cheating is cheating, and not have loopholes around it
     
  18. PointyHead White Belt

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    Long-term use of TRT further diminishes the body's ability to produce testosterone. If you don't need it, it's not good for you. It may not be as bad as steroids, but it's not something athletes should feel a pressure to use just to keep up.
     
  19. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I suppose it depends on whether or not you see steroid use as a good or a bad thing. TRT is legal steroid use, nothing more nothing less.
     
  20. buddahead Green Belt

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    I don't know if they're running those test gel ads where you're from but they are running one of those class action lawsuit ads for them as well. They say to contact the lawyers if you've experienced heart issues I believe as I guess they've been proven to cause issues. Those are prescribed by doctors and contain alot less test I believe.
     

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