Former UFC champion, and current Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz was a guest on Inside MMA recently and ‘The People’s Champion’ let loose on his feelings towards the upward trend of fighters using Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
I hope this doesn’t happen to become an epidemic. What type of message are we trying to send to the youths that are watching our sport? This is the same thing we’ve been trying to stop from happening. And all of a sudden, in the last six months it’s legal to do? You’re allowed to be six times over average? Since day one that I’ve been competing in the last fifteen years, I’ve always been on an even field. Why all of a sudden..Now other fighters can be on a higher (level), six times the amount of an average person. But I think we’re sending the wrong message to the fans and to the kids that want to be UFC fighters or Mixed Martial Arts fighters.