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Mark Munoz on TRT: “I think it’s cheating”

Mark Munoz is the next fighter to step up and put his two cents in about the use of TRT in the sport of MMA.

“It’s cheating. I think it’s cheating. I think anything that’s synthetic that you put in your body is cheating. Get it from food, get it from training. That stuff jacks you up when you’re done. For me, I’m a family man, I have kids, I have a wife and I want to be there for them at the end. I think when you take PEDs or anything like that, it cuts your life short. When it becomes like that, it’s almost hedonistic. It’s not a sport anymore. It becomes more than a sport and it shouldn’t be like that. There’s more important things in your life than that. I frown upon that, I don’t like to ever see it but the truth is it is present. You can’t hide it because it comes out. But then again I can stand in front of you 100-percent saying that I’ve never taken a drug in my life. And I’m going to keep doing that, and I’m going to win like that. If people think I’m on drugs or PEDs or whatever, come train with me. I’ll show you my drugs. There’s no substitution for hard work.”

Fighters in the sport have been split on this subject, because the line is drawn over actual need or abuse. Dan Henderson and Dennis Hallman have legitimate needs whether it be from age or genetic disease. Then there are other fighters that use it where the line gets blurred. That can be seen in Nate Marquardt testing over the legal limits and ruining a quality matchup, or Quinton Jackson using it and coming in extremely overweight. It is hard to say where the line should be drawn on TRT. Obviously, people can abuse it, but when fighters monitor themselves consistently we get great fights like Shogun vs. Henderson. This issue will most likely be heating up soon, and more people will be piling on. Where do you, the fans, fall on this issue?

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  • Eddie Rico says:

    Trt is for dudes that used to roid… it is condoning their prior cheating ways.. fuck dana and his hypocrit ass… big up diaz and legal non perfcormance enhancing drugs.

  • It’s not. Your all dumb. THANK YOU

  • I’ve never been a big Munoz fan, but he surely gained my respect with his stance on this.

  • Mark Dodd says:

    Yes it is…look at Sonnen when he fought Silva. His ratio was 17:1 which means he has the testosterone of 17 men yet it’s legal? That’s not therapy it’s cheating no matter how you word it

  • Mark Dodd says:

    Yes it is…look at Sonnen when he fought Silva. His ratio was 17:1 which means he has the testosterone of 17 men yet it’s legal? That’s not therapy it’s cheating no matter how you word it

  • I totally agree with mark using any sort of substance that enhances something in your body to perform better meaning peds is cheating.

  • I totally agree with mark using any sort of substance that enhances something in your body to perform better meaning peds is cheating.

  • It is, come off a big cycle when your T is low and the doc will give you a prescription. Its that easy folks.

  • It is, come off a big cycle when your T is low and the doc will give you a prescription. Its that easy folks.

  • cheating, but legal cheating, so who cares :)

    as long as they dont go over 6:1, go for it

  • It can be if it causes higher than normal levels. If a fighters is lower because of steroid use than they deserve to have lower levels.

  • It can be if it causes higher than normal levels. If a fighters is lower because of steroid use than they deserve to have lower levels.

  • Diaz is suspended for a substance that does nothing to enhance ur performance but this stuff is legal? Lol wow. Makes you realize just how ass backwards this issue is

  • Diaz is suspended for a substance that does nothing to enhance ur performance but this stuff is legal? Lol wow. Makes you realize just how ass backwards this issue is

  • TRT is fine to use if it helps get your levels to what there suppose to be normally!! If your testosterone is above average your a cheater!! I have family members who never would use steroids & have to have injections otherwise they are very ill!! As with any medication, there are people who will abuse it! Don’t talk about what u don’t know about! Do research before u come to ignorant conclusions!!!

  • TRT is fine to use if it helps get your levels to what there suppose to be normally!! If your testosterone is above average your a cheater!! I have family members who never would use steroids & have to have injections otherwise they are very ill!! As with any medication, there are people who will abuse it! Don’t talk about what u don’t know about! Do research before u come to ignorant conclusions!!!

  • Two main causes if low T in some one under 35, long us of hard pain killers, or long use of roids. Now with this being known how in the hell are guys who under 35 getting this. Your allowed a 6-1 ratio which is not found in nature. If your a beast you might be 4-1. So they all ready are telling you that they don’t care what you do as long as you don’t get caught.

  • Two main causes if low T in some one under 35, long us of hard pain killers, or long use of roids. Now with this being known how in the hell are guys who under 35 getting this. Your allowed a 6-1 ratio which is not found in nature. If your a beast you might be 4-1. So they all ready are telling you that they don’t care what you do as long as you don’t get caught.

  • Cheryl Tilbury says:

    If a person has a legitimate illness, diagnosed by a licensed Physician/Specialist, that requires a drug in order to keep that person healthy, and the treatment (drug or whatever) is prescribed by a Licensed Physician and the fighter ONLY takes the prescribed dosage and is monitored on a regular basis by said Physician, then I see no problem with that..nor should anyone else. For example, a person with Diabetes, they need insulin, if they don’t take it they can go into a coma and die and….. I hate to say this but there are folks who do jack around with their insulin dosage, to get what effect I am not sure but I believe that it has to do with their weight.
    So if we start down that road of denying fighters with health issues, regardless of what they are ( as long as they meet the criteria I explained above), the right to fight, then you may as well cut out 50% of the fighters that are in the UFC today because about that many have some type of an illness or health factor that needs to be treated….period. The UFC has a very strict drug testing code, they have introduced some of the legislature in place today so that issues like this can be avoided and would not scar up the sport as it has with many other sports in the past. I am all for drug testing, you betcha…I do not want a fighter to win because he’s a ‘roid freak, or a pill popper with “special” remedies if you know what I mean…no bloody way! I have watched this sport since day one and I have always been a very avid, vocal fan of this sport and I will continue to be until such a time that my ability see, talk, hear or write renders me unable to do so. I love this sport BECAUSE of it’s rawness, because these are real guys who just wanna get in there and fight, fight to see who is the best, fight for bragging rights, fight for the money and the accolades that come with winning……the minute that this sport turns into what boxing has become …..well, then I will sadly hang up my MMA cheerleading outfit.
    When fighters get into this sport just for the money and the accolades, they are the ones who will stop at nothing to win…..and that is when cheating becomes a very real and a very ugly fact. I would like to hope that the UFC, Dana White in particular, will block those types of people from becoming fighters in the UFC. He makes decisions quickly, he doesn’t hum and haw about it, he is a man that makes the decision and sticks by it. I hope that he will keep MMA and the UFC about fighting, about entertaining the fans and not about winning only. Dana has, at least, had the balls to stand up for things and for his people and I believe that he will not allow this sport to turn into a debacle around testing every fighter and his dog for the slightest hint of a vitamin c tablet and make every news story written a bout MMA and the UFC about drug testing and who should be given the boot etc. etc. There are guidelines and legislature in place, if the fighters don’t follow the rules, see ya later. They all know coming into this sport what is expected of them, nobody is hiding anything, it is written on the contracts that they sign. Every fighter that gets signed has to take a physical, has to take a drug screen and it is at this time when the fighter should be ready to hand over all information regarding their health, past and present, and any treatment/medication that they must take and for what. They must provide a detailed Physicians report regarding these health issues/treatment so that the UFC is aware of the issues and can make an informed decision on whether this fighter should be signed. If they lie and the UFC finds out about it later, which they will, they always do, then it is your own damn fault for lying….see ya later.
    One thing that drives me crazy are those folks who say, “I didn’t know what they meant”, “I didn’t understand the contract”,” I didn’t know that is what they meant by this or that”….utter bullshit!!!! if you are that stupid then you shouldn’t be fighting at all because you obviously don’t have the brain function or capacity to make good decision regarding YOUR OWN life. We are all responsible for our own actions…period.

  • Dan Henderson does TRT and has never been in trouble

  • None of r biz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Live your own life as hole’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dam right it’s cheating, if it’s cheating in Football, Baseball and everything else….so it should be in something ancient as Martial Arts!

  • Marc is a great guy and it is obvious in what he says. I think in any sport you do something that they say is illegal they should kick them out forever. O and wait against the law (pot) Diaz. He needs to be kicked out as well. Which I think he will they is why he quit. People that quit like that know they are cheating.

  • Chrissy yes my biz, we all pay those ass holes!!!!!!!!!!! Kick all the druggy fucs out

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