TRT Quick Quote: Dan Henderson likes to cover his ass

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"My levels were so low they were off the charts. I was always tired and getting sick a lot. I couldn't even tell you [how to abuse it]. I've never gone above normal ranges. All I know is that I'm not as tired and I don't get as sick as I used to. I always [monitor] my own [out of competition] just to cover my own ass. The only time people get monitored now is at the fights. I think it might be good to have stricter monitoring where people are getting tested throughout the year."

After years of competing at an elite level both in amateur wrestling and mixed martial arts, Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson talks to ESPN.com about his Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), a medical necessity for the 40-year-old athlete as he heads into a July 30 headliner against heavyweight attraction Fedor Emelianenko. "Hendo" who monitors his own blood levels even when he's not competing, has no intentions of ending up like Nate Marquardt, who was kicked out of the UFC last month for failing to keep himself within the acceptable range. Henderson also calls for stricter monitoring to deter TRT abuse, but do you believe off-season monitoring is enough? Or will TRT continue to be abused by people who don't medically require it? Thoughts?

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