Randy Couture thinks that some fighters are pushing it with Testosterone Replacement Therapy:

“There is such fine line with all of the anti-aging stuff that’s out there now. TRT is generally something a guy does in their 40’s and 50’s when their natural production of testosterone drops off,” 

“There are other natural ways to boost your own body’s production without replacing it and it’s safer as well, but it still should be under the care of a physician.

“It’s a very fine and a very personal thing and there is no easy answer. An athlete is using his body to earn a living and entertain the fans, they want to get the most out of themselves, but sometimes they go too far with it.”

Couture’s comments come in the same week that would-be title challenger Alistair Overeem was denied a license to fight Junior Dos Santos in Las Vegas next month.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission turned him down, and banned him from reapplying for nine months, because of a 14:1 testosterone ration in a urine sample taken at random in March.

The upper limit is 6:1; Overeem’s defence was that he had undergone anti-inflammatory treatment from a Texan doctor and the medication had inadvertently contained testosterone. NSAC was unmoved.

Overeem’s title shot has now passed to Frank Mir.

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