Anderson Silva want to see the return of testosterone substitute treatment (TRT) exemptions throughout the Closing Combating Championship (UFC).
There was a lot of controversy surrounding TRT use in mixed martial arts sooner than the U.S. Anti-Doping Firm (USADA) was put in place. Fighters equal to Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson had TRT exemptions. Belfort appeared like a world beater all through this era, nonetheless he went 2-Three, 1 NC beneath the USADA interval.
Anderson Silva Needs TRT Exemptions Once more
Chatting with Rap 77, Silva talked about TRT and outlined why USADA ought to change its stance (by the use of MMAJunkie.com):
“There are some athletes who want to make use of the hormonal substitute. I feel, if USADA regulated that, we’d have the game at a excessive degree, with athletes who’ve stopped combating. Vitor, for instance. Even me, although I by no means had the substitute. However some athletes who actually need it, who’re older. Dan Henderson, many different athletes who’ve stopped due to this. USADA’s entrance within the UFC to management the doping scenario, the way in which I see it, was good. However, in a sure method, it finally ends up being a disturbance. As a result of MMA isn’t a daily sport like all of the others. It calls for from the athlete combating coaching, bodily coaching. There are different numerous technical valencies that they’ve to preserve(like) accidents, and so forth.”
Silva is scheduled to deal with Israel Adesanya on Feb. 9 at UFC 234. The bout will perform UFC 234’s co-main event. Headlining the cardboard will in all probability be a middleweight title battle between champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum.
Do you suppose TRT exemptions ought to keep a non-factor?