According to Alex Davis, manager for UFC heavyweight Antonio Silva, the fighter was actually lactating from such a low level of testosterone before getting on TRT.
Silva was fined and suspended following a post-fight drug test that showed increased levels of testosterone in his system. He had earned a majority draw with Mark Hunt in Australia, but the result was changed to a no-contest.
Along with being suspended for nine months, Silva was stripped of the $50,000 bonus money he earned for his battle with Hunt.
But, you likely care to hear more about lactating nipples from a man with gigantism called “Bigfoot,” so here’s what Davis had to say while appearing on The MMA Hour:
“When I started managing him, he was actually lactating. He has extreme low testosterone. He has extremely low testosterone, so he has a real reason to be on TRT. I didn’t really take part in the [Fight Night] TRT process. There was a miscommunication between him and his doctor. If I was in the middle of it maybe we would have avoided it. I didn’t realize I needed to be involved. He took the instructions wrong, but he did not try to cheat. What happened was, there was a miscommunication with the doctor and he ended up taking injections at the wrong time. He was taking (once) a month then started taking (once) a week. He took one a week before the fight and one at the week of the fight, which wasn’t supposed to. It got mixed up.”
So, while some fighters claim to be able to cycle on and off TRT, maybe Silva needs to stick by it going forward to avoid such putting such a nasty image in the minds of MMA fans everywhere.