Tito Ortiz On TRT: If You Need It, You Need To Stop Fighting
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Tito Ortiz has been a fixture in the UFC_s Octagon for over fifteen years and is one of the company_s biggest stars who finds himself nearing the end of his career.
One of the hot topics in MMA recently has been the use of TRT to help prolong careers and stay in fight shape. Ortiz gave his thoughts on it and explained why he doesn_t use it and why it_s time to hang em up if you do while talking to Fighter_s Only this week:
"You know I don’t know much about it at all. I have been fighting for 15 years and there have been trainers that tried to push that on me and I’ve said that if I have to do that kind of stuff, I am done with the sport, I wont compete any more because I want to be a natural athlete.
And I have - for fifteen years I’ve competed and taken my drug tests, random drug tests, and passed everything because I am a true athletle. A lot of these guys are taking these supplements to make themselves more impressive or whatever, to become the fighters they want to be.
That’s their choice - my recommendation is don’t do it. If its against the law or against the sport, don’t do it and if you do have to do it, don’t fight anymore. That’s just my take on it… I will leave it there, I wont go into it any further."
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