LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Host and mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
"Was Chael Sonnen a big time collegiate wrestler? Yes he was. I'm going to opine and say to you, there's no way in the world you get to the level of collegiate wrestling that Chael Sonnen was at, with hypogonadism. Let me explain to you why. Hypogonadism means that the testes did not produce enough testosterone for one to normally mature. He wasn't on TRT as a teenager. He became this big, muscled up monster and NCAA wrestler with hypogonadism? Hell no. The truth of the matter is, you could never get to that level, because you're not going to have the muscle mass and strength to get you there. They're going to run you over. Your body will not allow you to develop enough muscle and strength to compete at your size. If he has hypogonadism, it's from one thing, and one thing only, because he treated himself with steroids in the past, and wrecked his testes. That's it."
-- Shots fired! Shots fired! Dr. Johnny Benjamin goes straight for the throat when discussing Chael Sonnen's hypognadism with Stephie Daniels of BloodyElbow.com. Benjamin, whose credentials can be read here, claims if Sonnen is being honest and he really does hypogonadism, a condition described as decreased functional activity of the gonads resulting in lower amounts of testosterone, it's only because of past steroid use. His reasoning, as you can see above, is Sonnen was a world class wrestler and a man with hypogonadism would simply never make it to that point with such a condition. Far be it from me to speculate on such a thing but feel free to let us know if you agree with Benjamin in the comments section below. Sound off, Maniacs.