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Old 02-27-2014, 08:12 PM
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Default Dana says UFC will no longer allow TRT, 'couldn't wait for that garbage to go away'



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By Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani on Feb 27 2014, 3:57p):
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Minutes after the Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously approved a motion to ban the practice of awarding fighters a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in the state, the Ultimate Fighting Championship followed suit.

UFC president Dana White told MMAFighting.com on Thursday that the UFC will no longer allow fighters to use TRT when fighting on cards in which the UFC serves as the governing body. That typically happens when the UFC holds events overseas in countries that do not have athletic commissions in place.

"We follow Nevada," White said.

White, who had been vocal recently about the dangers of TRT, expressed extreme satisfaction that the NSAC finally banned the controversial use of TRT.
"[I'm] pumped!" White wrote via text message. "Couldn't wait for that garbage to go away."

Last year, White announced that the promotion began randomly testing TRT users on its own prior to fights to ensure that the fighters were not abusing the therapy.

It remains to be seen whether the promotion will also refuse to allow fighters from using TRT in states, provinces or countries with athletic commissions who have not banned it.

Nevada's ban on TRT is effectively immediately, disallowing any past, present or future users from applying for a TUE.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:25 PM
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wow .. that was pretty quick .. good for the ufc ... makes total sense .. now just hope other ac's will follow suit ...
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:41 PM
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just hearing that brazil is following suit .. that throws a wrench in hendo vs rua II if true
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:08 PM
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just hearing that brazil is following suit .. that throws a wrench in hendo vs rua II if true
I read Hendo gets the last exemption.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:14 PM
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I read Hendo gets the last exemption.
oh .. thanks for the update .. they must have already granted him his license im assuming ..
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I read Hendo gets the last exemption.
How long is this exemption good for...when does it expire for Hendo? And why did the UFC have to wait on Nevada before they banned use of TRT in the UFC? Why didn't they just say these are our rules if you want to fight in the UFC...period, no exceptions? Why don't they tell Hendo he can't fight for them until he's off the TRT?
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And what happened to, Dana saying, Vitor WILL fight in UFC 173 in vegas or "That will be a problem" So...what are they going to do with Vitor? Nothing...

http://www.mmaweekly.com/vitor-belfo...d-be-a-problem
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How long is this exemption good for...when does it expire for Hendo? And why did the UFC have to wait on Nevada before they banned use of TRT in the UFC? Why didn't they just say these are our rules if you want to fight in the UFC...period, no exceptions? Why don't they tell Hendo he can't fight for them until he's off the TRT?
It is just for this coming fight with Shogun. From what I