Michael Bisping Isn't A Fan Of TRT

LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Michael Bisping weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Dan Miller at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping is well-known for being outspoken about pretty much everything. That's no secret. In a recent interview with Mauro Ranallo on The MMA Show, "The Count" was asked about Testosterone Replacement Therapy, which is something a couple of his past opponents are on nowadays. In typical Bisping fashion, he pulled no punches (transcribed by MMA Mania):

"I think it's absolute nonsense, rubbish, bullsh*t. Listen, we all get old, we all grow up, you know? At some point, as you start getting older, your balls don't work as well and you don't make as much testosterone, but, that's life and you deal with it. A guy that is 40-years old doesn't make as much testosterone as a 21-year old so he gets an exemption certificate to say, 'So now we will give him as much testosterone as a 21-year old.'

Well, what about me, I'm 33 (years of age), I'm not making the same amount as a 21-year old, but I make more than a 40-year old. Where do we draw the line? It's nonsense. Listen, nature determines that and I don't think we should interfere with that. I think it's cheating very, very well, it's dressed up. Its nonsense, its absolute bullsh*t and I, for one, am very, very against it. I would never ever do that. I am who I am and I've done well doing what I do."

I don't agree with Bisping a lot, but I'm with him here. This is a pretty simple explanation of why TRT is rule-bending at it's finest. Bisping will meet Brian Stann in the co-main of UFC 152.

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