UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz recently had his last fight at UFC 148 against Forrest Griffin and it came out after the fight that Griffin was granted a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy.
Ortiz has voiced his opinion on this subject on several media outlets and TMZ recently caught up with the former light heavyweight champion. He doesn’t understand why the commissions allow the use of testosterone replacement therapy.
“I think sport has gone so far with mixed martial arts that we try do with a good example for kids and fans in general to watch the sport of mixed martial arts,” Ortiz told TMZ. “Guys in our sport are allowed to do it (TRT), I just don’t understand it.”
Griffin joins the list of several UFC fighters that have been granted a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy. Other fighters that have been granted this exemption are Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Quentin Jackson, Frank Mir and Nate Marquardt.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is one of the biggest issues in mixed martial arts today and it does not seem to be going away. There are some people that believe that this a legal performance enhancing drug.
Should fighters be able to use testosterone replacement therapy as long as they are under the legal limits, or do the state athletic commissions need to ban it?