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"I believe that if you're healthy enough to play a sport, you shouldn't take any performance enhancing drugs or anything. Fighters make a lot of money in their 20s, their 30s and when they're in the 40s, you shouldn't take a drug to get the strength of a 30 year old again. I think things like TRT or steroids should be for the sick or people who need the drugs. If you're an athlete, you're an athlete. I don't think anybody should take anything that enhances them," said Jones. (Transcribed by MMA Mania).
The 41-year-old Henderson has been cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to use TRT. He is one of a handful of UFC fighters cleared by the commission to use TRT including Chael Sonnen, Frank Mir, Todd Duffee, and Shane Roller. Nate Marquardt was approved for TRT use by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board for TRT use at UFC 128 but notoriously failed a follow-up blood test and was cut from the UFC.
Both Marquardt and Roller have since stopped using TRT, despite a clear medical consensus that if TRT is actually needed it will be a life-long treatment with life-threatening consequences for stopping treatment.
Complete audio of today's UFC 151 media call is after the jump.
SBN coverage of UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson