Today in TRT: Chael Sonnen Contemplates Retirement as CSAC Becomes Latest Commission to Issue a “Total Ban”
The California State Athletic Commission fully supports the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s decision to eliminate Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in boxing and mixed martial arts. California is a strong supporter of anti-doping efforts. As part of California’s anti-doping efforts, the Commission recently began the rulemaking process to require meeting World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards as the only way to obtain a TUE for TRT. This standard is so high that it is an effective ban except under the most extreme circumstances. Until the rulemaking process is complete and the regulations are fully adopted, the Commission has a total ban on TRT. California remains committed to protecting the health and safety of athletes and having strict anti-doping standards is one of the ways this is accomplished.I would have expected the CSAC's official statement to be something more along the lines of "Chill, brah" but I guess this will do. As more and more commissions move forward with the TRT ban, the already dire situation facing the small group of MMA fighters currently undergoing the treatment continues to grow bleaker. Fighters like Chael Sonnen, for instance...
Chael Sonnen understands that there are those in MMA who have used and abused TRT. For Sonnen, the decision by the Nevada Athletic Commission – and the UFC – to ban the use of TRT hits close to home. He has used the testosterone replacement therapy in the past, and told Yahoo! Sports that it […]
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Alexander Gustafsson was involved in what many considered to be the “Fight of the Year” in 2013, going the distance with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and almost claiming the belt from “Bones.” Now, as he prepares to gain a rematch with Jones, Gustafsson will tangle with Jimi Manuwa this Saturday at UFC Fight […]
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The athletes at Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico know when to work hard. They also know when to have fun evidently. During a recent training session, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit engaged in a little dance-off. While the moves the two showcase are intriguing, the end […]
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Mac Danzig has had enough. After 34 professional fights, including 13 in the UFC, the 34-year-old has announced his retirement. Danzig (21-12-1) went 5-8 inside the Octagon, including three straight losses. His last fight was a December decision defeat at the hands of Joe Lauzon. The winner of season six of The Ultimate Fighter, Danzig […]
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Melvin Manhoef vs. Cyborg Santos II Has Been Booked, So Let’s Celebrate By Watching Their First Slugfest [VIDEO]
As he continues to heal up from his battle with Antonio Silva to conclude 2013, Mark Hunt is engaging in some interesting conversation with his follows on Twitter. Recently, Hunt became a little irate while discussing religion with those on the social media site, and what followed was “The Super Samoan” calling into question the […]
In the latest “What Is Anderson Silva Up To Now?” update, we see the former UFC middleweight champion doing some grappling in his gym. Silva, without moving his left leg much – the one that was broken in his fight with Chris Weidman in December – does a short 15-second session with a training partner.
According to a combination of reports from both Joe Rogan and Dave Meltzer, the UFC is looking to put Ronda Rousey on the annual Fourth of July weekend card from Las Vegas. While most would feel the idea is for Rousey to face either Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano or possibly Cris Cyborg, Meltzer is saying […]
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Just days after the announcement that Lyoto Machida would step in for Vitor Belfort and face Chris Weidman for the middleweight title at UFC 173 in May, the two soon-to-be opponents ran into each other. Both Machida and Weidman were in Ohio for the Arnold Classic, supporting some of their sponsors. “Look who I saw […]
Phil Davis is tired of just sitting by and watching other fights cash in on UFC title shots. Davis, who will face Anthony Johnson in April at UFC 172, knows that he is expected to defeat “Rumble” based on his high rankings. What he doesn’t know, though, is how best to work himself into the […]
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Former Bellator champion Hector Lombard took the chance to poke a little fun at Vitor Belfort via Twitter recently. Belfort was removed from a planned UFC middleweight title fight when the Nevada Athletic Commission decided to ban TRT earlier this week. He has vowed to stop using the drug and fight the winner of Chris […]
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