UFC Quick Quote: Rampage’s TRT prior to UFC 144 cancels out his 'injury' issue

Ryan Bader defeats Quinton Jackson at UFC 144 on Feb., 25, 2012 in Saitama, Japan. Photo via Esther Lin for MMA Fighting.

"It's all done with and I got the victory, so for me, really, it doesn't matter. But, if he is going with the injury and stuff like that, ok, so I fought an injured Rampage, but I also fought a Rampage that was on testosterone also, so, it kind of goes both ways. But honestly, it was over and done with, and like I said, I got the victory so I wasn't really worried about anything else, just surprised that he kind of came out with it and told everybody, but it is what it is I guess. He used the whole injury deal, but it kind of cancels out a little bit if you come in all testosteroned up too."

-- Appearing on Pro MMA Radio, Ryan Bader says that since Quinton Jackson decided to come out and reveal that he was on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prior to their collision at UFC 144 in Japan a few weeks ago, then the injury reasoning that "Rampage" used for his failure to make weight and performance in the Octagon is now a moot point. Rampage came in six pounds overweight at the weigh-ins; however, Bader accepted the bout, along with 20 percent of Jackson's fight purse, and went on to defeat the former 205-pound champion via unanimous decision. After the bout, Jackson cleared up his injury situation, which he suffered during training, and then a few days later he also revealed that he had gone on TRT treatment before the bout, too. Feeling that his win over one of the best Light Heavyweight's in the world was maybe being belittled because of injury, "Darth" says the fact that Jackson was on TRT, evens out the playing field. Anyone agree with Bader on this one?

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