And so it goes.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is still in the news for his cheerleading of TRT, this time for comments made during an appearance on the Sherdog Radio Network’s Savage Dog Show. Following his UFC 144 tilt against Ryan Bader (which he lost via unanimous decision), Jackson revealed that he’d been somewhat shadily prescribed testosterone, his comments igniting a firestorm of controversy around the subject of TRT in MMA.
On the Savage Dog Show, Rampage defended his use of TRT and stood by his belief that he truly needs to correct a medical condition.
If I was losing my hair and the doctor told me, ‘You need a hair transplant,’ I’m going to do a hair transplant. If I get my tooth knocked out like Randy Couture did against [Lyoto] Machida, I’m going to get a new tooth put in my mouth. If my testosterone gets low and the doctor tells me, ‘You need to raise your levels back up to where you used to be when you were 25,’ and you’re fighting these young folks, I’m going to go do it.
I feel like it’s a medical condition. I have to say this. I have to say this and maybe some people will get mad, but I feel like whoever’s getting mad at me for healing myself up, [there's] an old saying, a slave mentality, like, ‘Oh, how dare you make yourself 100 percent to be fighting out there.’ That’s what comes to my mind.
Wanting out of the UFC, Rampage was recently linked to a farewell fight with his fellow PRIDE veteran Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, which fell through when it was announced Rampage would have to undergo double knee surgery.