The use of testosterone replacement therapy has become a familiar one around the world of MMA. Currently, a handful of fighters have been granted exemptions to use TRT.
One of those fighters just so happens to be Dan Henderson, who will face Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson on September 1. The use of TRT came up during a media conference call on Tuesday, and Jones gave his honest assessment of the situation.
“I believe that if you’re healthy enough to play a sport, you shouldn’t take any performance enhancing drugs or any testosterone,” Jones said. “Fighters make a lot of money in their 20s, make a lot of money in their 30s; but when you’re in your 40s, you’re in your 40s. I don’t think you should be able to take a drug to make you as strong as you were in your 30s.”
Henderson didn’t give his opinion on the matter. Fellow UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Forrest Griffin have each made it known that they have used TRT in the past. Those two will actually meet later this year at UFC 155.