Testosterone Replacement Therapy banned in combat sports by Nevada State Athletic Commission

TRT exemptions will no longer be given by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including for users who have already received them in the past.

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Hendo on TRT: 'It's not a huge thing'

Dan Henderson had a lot to talk about in a recent appearance on the MMA Hour, including his quest for a legal TRT replacement.

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BJ Penn on TRT: 'the last problem I’d ever have'

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn gives his thoughts on the recent TRT ban in MMA.

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New PED test is up to 1,000x more sensitive

Researchers discover a way to make urine testing 1,000 times more sensitive and increase the PED detection window.

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California responds to Nevada TRT ban

Andy Foster, executive director of the CSAC has issued an official response to Nevada's banning of testosterone replacement therapy in combat sports.

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Sonnen on TRT ban: 'I may have to stop the sport'

In the wake of the ban on TRT, Sonnen reveals that he may be forced out of MMA if he's unable to find an alternative strategy to get his testosterone to "healthy levels."

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UFC 173: UFC's opportunity to embrace new testing

More NSAC documents emerge to show how "enhanced testing" in Nevada has been handled. The proof that WADA "full menu" testing has occurred in the state, combined with the UFC's claimed willingness to pay for any and all testing opens the door for the promotion and commission to use UFC 173 as a groundbreaking moment in drug testing in the sport.

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Belfort's lawyer does no favors with non-denial

Vitor Belfort's attorney labeling his client's February 7 drug test as "not relevant" only furthers the speculation that a failed test was one of the factors in pulling out of UFC 173.

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The truth about TRT therapeutic use exemptions

What you need to know about how TRT therapeutic use exemptions are controlled to prevent cheating

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Rebney on TRT ban, UFC re-signing Melendez

Bellator's head honcho Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media about a few different subjects after Friday's Bellator 110 card, and he gave his thoughts on the TRT ban along with the UFC's decision to match Bellator's contract offer to Gilbert Melendez.

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Dan Henderson isn't a fan of the ban on TRT

Dan Henderson, a TRT user, isn't a fan of the ban on the therapy that has been put in place by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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NJSAC responds to Nevada's TRT Ban

Following the Nevada State Athletic Commission's decision to ban therapeutic use exemptions for TRT, Counsel to the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, Nick Lembo, has gone on the record to reinforce his states stance on TRT.

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Machida was shocked by offer to fight Weidman

Lyoto Machida was surprised by the offer to replace Vitor Belfort in the UFC Middleweight title fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 173.

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Belfort's Feb 7 Drug Test Results Sealed to Public

As rumors swirl around the cause of Vitor Belfort's withdrawal from a planned title fight at UFC 173, the NAC is keeping Belfort's drug test records sealed.

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Kid Nate rants about the NSAC TRT ban

Kid Nate responds to yesterday's bombshell news that Nevada's athletic commish banned testosterone replacement and Vitor Belfort had to pull out of the UFC 173 title fight against Chris Weidman.

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Belfort says UFC pulled him from title shot

Vitor Belfort released a statement to present his side of the story of his removal from the UFC 173 middleweight championship bout. In the statement he claims the UFC made the decision and it was not his.

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Interview: UFC fighters on TRT ban,Lyoto v Weidman

UFC's Mark Hunt, Stefan Struve, and Kenny Florian were all in Macau for the TUF: China Finale, and they provided their thoughts to Bloody Elbow about the new TRT ban, and the new Lyoto Machida vs. Chris Weidman title fight.

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Brazil no longer allowing TRT exemptions

The Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA has decided to follow in Nevada's footsteps and no longer grant exemptions for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dan Henderson will be the last fighter granted such an exemption.

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TRT ban doesn't address some very big NSAC issues

The NSAC decision to eliminate TRT should not be celebrated without taking the larger picture into account. A larger picture that includes massive inconsistencies in NSAC actions and holes in current testing protocols.

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Belfort bows out, Machida in at UFC 173

Following the NAC's decision to ban TRT, Vitor Belfort has removed himself from UFC 173. Machida stepped up to take his place challenging for the 185 lb. belt.

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Fighters react to TRT ban

In the wake of the Nevada commission and subsequently the UFC banning the exemptions for TRT, many fighters made their feelings known on Twitter.

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Brazilian Commish likely to still allow Hendo TRT

The Brazilian MMA commission states that Dan Henderson's therapeutic use exemption for testosterone is likely to be approved, but they remained non-committal on the prospect of following the NSAC's lead in banning TRT outright.

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Dana White on NSAC's TRT ban: 'We follow Nevada'

In response to the Nevada State Athletic Commission's surprising decision to ban TRT, Dana White states that the UFC will follow Nevada's lead.

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TRT banned by NSAC

TRT exemptions will no longer be given by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including for users who have already received them in the past.

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