Media Watch: Carlos Condit Speaks Out Against TRT
By Michael Hatamoto
UFC welterweight contender Carlos Condit, like a growing number of MMA fighters and fans, isn’t a big fan of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
Here is what Condit had to say when interviewed by Gracie Mag:
“I think it’s a slippery slope, you know what I mean? You let guys start using testosterone and it’s … where does it end? You know what I mean? I wonder, especially for younger guys, I know Frank Mir’s a little bit older and of course your testosterone levels kind of dip as you get older, but some of these younger guys, you know, guys maybe in their late twenties and thirties using testosterone replacement therapy, I wonder, I wonder why is there testosterone low in the first place? And I, my theory is they may have been using something in the past, because when you use steroids, your body, after you get off has a hard time bringing yourself up to natural levels. I don’t know man. I’m not going to judge anybody, but that’s just, that’s not … I got to where I am without ever, ever using any performance enhancing drugs.”
Condit, heavyweight Roy Nelson, John Alessio, Junior Dos Santos, and more fighters are increasing their anti-PED talk – and it’s great to hear them come out and discuss a topic that previously was kept quiet among camps and fighters.
It’s curious that the same athletic commissions responsible for cracking down on performance-enhancing drugs, is willing to issue therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) so certain fighters can introduce synthetic testosterone into their bodies.