Jose Aldo in favor of TRT, questions whether Randy Couture used it

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo expressed a surprising opinion about TRT and steroids in a recent interview. And he even used the name of a UFC Hall of Famer to make his point.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has no problem with TRT? Say it ain't so, Jose. It appears to be true though, based on the translation of the champ's recent statements in an interview with Tatame. Aldo claims that everyone is on steroids anyway (except Nova Uniao fighters), and it's wrong to criticize people who are honest about TRT use. He even specifically questioned why people thought UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture was clean. Here's his take on things (translated by Fighters Only):

"I don’t see the problem with using TRT. Everybody uses [steroids], from the champion to the newcomer," he said.

I believe we [from Nova Uniao] are the only ones that don’t do that, because Andre (Pederneiras) was always against steroids. I think it’s wrong to criticize someone who came forward and said they take TRT.

"Americans always used [it.] Randy Couture fought until he was 50, and people say he was clean? If the doctors prescribe you and you’re on the limits, OK, I see no problem. If I need that one day, I will use TRT too."

I have little to add to that, other than that I'm pretty shocked that Aldo of all people would be saying it. Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title earlier this month by defeating Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163, and is currently on the shelf for a while with a broken foot and some issues with kidney stones.


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