March 7th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

Dana White "Not Happy"

Dana "Not Happy" White


San Francisco, CA- Testosterone is the hormone that is at the center of the Steroid world. A man is said to have his “T” level decrease each year past the early 20s. If you mess with anabolic steroids or performance-enhancing drugs, in other words cheat, the body’s ability to produce and make testosterone is damaged to the extent where an athlete needs TRT or Testosterone Replacement Therapy. When I first got wind of this a few years back, I thought then what I think now, that this is nothing more than legalized cheating!


Whether it is MMA, boxing, baseball, horseshoes, it really doesn’t matter. If you intentionally ingest performance-enhancing drugs that turn out to be debilitating, I’m sorry for the onus is on you the cheater. The Ultimate Fighting Championships endorsed the concept of testosterone replacement therapy and the Nevada State Athletic Commission made a determination that a 6 to 1 testosterone ratio is acceptable. The United States Olympic Committee, they set the testosterone bar at 4 to 1, and again before I move on, Dana White, the UFC president was a major proponent of what he now calls ”legalized cheating.”


If you follow MMA and or listen to my show than you know who Michael Bisping is. A native of the UK, “The Count” as he’s known is one hell of a trash talker, in addition to being a good fighter. Over the years, the Brit has been one of the few UFC fighters that has railed against Testosterone Replacement Therapy. I mean it doesn’t take a genius to figure this out: If you have more testosterone, you can train harder, fight harder and recover easier.


So when Bisping went down to Brazil last month and fought native Vitor Belfort in a 185 lb. bout, “The Count” was beaten badly. White felt that the additional testosterone given to Belfort in training was the determining factor regarding the outcome of the fight. There are a number of fighters that are allowed to ” legally cheat” in Nevada. They include Forrest Griffin, Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, to name just three.


Last week, White took an about face on the subject of testosterone replacement therapy. He now sounds like, like, like me when he states TRT is legalized cheating. In closing, it’s obvious that Dana White is crying over spilled milk. That’s really too bad, because it was Dana he himself who spilled it!


The “California Kid” Urijah Faber is all pumped up as he readies for an April fight. Chael Sonnan, well Chael will also be part of the “Ring Talk” mix this Saturday when at 11 AM PT we go with an hour of boxing before staring an hour of MMA at noon PT right here at RingTalk.com and LIVE on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network.

Pedro Fernandez


  1. TRT isn’t cheating if done and supervised properly. The athletes testosterone levels are not to exceed a normal range. I can see in overeems case he is a cheat. But if the commission and Doctors supervise it and regulate it it ain’t cheating. It’s not like these guys are in their early 20’s getting trt?? And if the writer did his due research he would’ve known that men’s testosterone levels have been dipping harder and faster in the US the last few decades. The cause is still unknown. It could be poulutants hormones in the food? I know now you’ll ask well its still cheating to take a med that aids ur performance and if ur aging that’s the natural process. Well should an asthmatic get meds to take b4 a bout to aid his breathing? Should u be able to get knee surgery when u blow out ur knee it’s all a natural process. Just like with againg ur test goes down. If u have a valid medical need why not?

    Rob Roy on March 7th, 2013 at 5:38 PM
  2. Rob,

    Simply don’t agree! And you neglected to read it all, just what u wanted to. The guys in need of this have damaged their systems with PEDs.

    Pedro Fernandez on March 7th, 2013 at 9:47 PM
  3. And I wrote to u that most men in the USA are in steep decline of testosterone levels, for no apparent reasons. They all weren’t taking roids

    Rob Roy on March 8th, 2013 at 10:11 PM
  4. No, but the individuals mentioned are not of that ilk. They are UFC fighters!

    Pedro Fernandez on March 9th, 2013 at 9:48 PM
  5. Rob,
    No matter how you slice it, TRT IS Cheating. Think about it, you’re “replacing” Testosterone. Regardless of why or how it was depleted, it should not be replaced. Fighters, Men, etc… should just take more care of their health, and of what they ingest into their bodies. Pedro is right about UFC fighters nd guys like Lamont Peterson, who need the replacement, because their bodies stopped producing it because they were taking Testosterone supplements in the first place.

    My 2 cents.


    SKERGE on March 12th, 2013 at 12:06 PM

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