Quinton “Rampage” Jackson used testosterone replacement therapy to help repair his knee prior to facing Ryan Bader at UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson. Jackson lost to Bader via decision in the co-main event of the Japan card.
During training, Jackson injured his knee and was told by a doctor that he should not compete. After seeing an age-management doctor, Jackson was told about TRT and how it could help him.
“I hurt my knee like a month ago and I only did three shots of testosterone but it put a lot of weight on me, a lot of muscle on me but it healed my knee up good enough to where I could fight,” said Jackson, in an interview with Fighters Only Magazine recently. “Rampage” also missed weight for the Bader bout.
Jackson added that the TRT has helped make him a new fighter, saying, “I am not gonna retire no time soon, it’s just unfortunate that I got this injury. I feel like a 25 year old again.” The former UFC light heavyweight champion had previously mentioned retiring at 35 years old.
TRT has been used previously by other fights, and Jackson said, “I keep it real, I am not doing anything wrong. It’s legal and I am not abusing it.”