We just can't tell from that statistic alone.
Roids work. Jose Canseco said in his book that he wouldn't have made it in the majors w/o roids.He admitted he wasn't good enough. Barry bonds averaged about 30 homers a year in his 20's, which is your prime in baseball,and then starts belting out 50 to 70 in his mid 30's on the juice. Saying that steroids don't work because a ufc fighter has a 50% win rate does not prove your point. These fighters with a 50% record in the ufc probably don't even make it to the ufc w/o them. Taking roids might not turn the average running back into bo jackson, but it might get him on a nfl roster as a 3rd running back. Without roids, he might be teaching pe in high school. Steroids can turn a good athlete into a great athlete and a great athlete into superman. Bonds proved that.
Take a decent athlete like Clay Guida, who has the heart of a lion and the work ethic of 3 men, and put him on a 1990's Balco regimen and you would see a scary dude. UFC champion in no time. I don't understand why people still debate if steroids work or not. The debate is over. It's like debating evolution. If you don't believe in evolution at this point, you are just a idiot in denial of your past. Steroids are no different.
Last edited by 69love; 06-12-2012 at 04:54 PM.
TRT can be used to restore testosterone levels to normal, healthy levels or it can be used to elevate them in order to enhance performance.
I don't subscribe to the argument that if you need TRT then you shouldn't be fighting. If it is used to treat a legitimate medical condition, then why should fighters be forbidden access to it? It's true that the body naturally slows down with age, but we don't restrict athletes from getting supplements and surgeries simply because they are old.
On the other hand, I understand that it is difficult to determine whether a fighter is actually suffering from low testosterone, so the simplest way to resolve the issue is to ban TRT. Perhaps this is the best course of action, but I don't think we should be declaring that anyone who suffers from low testosterone should quit.
Steroids can make you twice as strong, twice as fast, last twice as longer, but they still won't make you a fighter. I think Brock perfectly suits this image, he was 2-3 time stronger then the rest of the heavyweights, had excellent cardio (displayed in the Herring fight), but he will never be a fighter. He is fine as long as he can crush his opponents (like he crushed Mir) but he has to pin them down so they can't move, and pound them out, he doesn't really like his opponent to strike back, that's when he buckles .
but if you are a fighter, steroids will make you a much better one!
Last edited by DaSilva; 06-14-2012 at 03:08 AM.
TTT, this thread title needs to stay up high IMO.
Not even wrecked testes is enough karmic punishment for all the douche-baggery of Sonnen IMO...
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Plus still relevant given Dos Santos recent call for random blood testing.
If trt is legal so should the herb