UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo doesn’t have a clear stance on TRT, but knows it’s used often in the sport. Aldo wishes people would give the controversial substance a second look.
“I see no problem in using TRT, all use it, from the beginners to champions,” said Aldo to TATAME. “I think only in our gym [Nova Uniao] nobody does it because Dede [Pederneiras] has always been against using any anabolic steroids. I think it’s wrong to criticize those who you assume takes it.”
Aldo has never been linked to TRT, but fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort has been at the center of the issue. Belfort has admitted to using it and claims it’s for medical purposes.
The champ likely won’t be returning until next year, as he suffered a broken foot early in his UFC 163 win over the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. It was title defense number seven.