"I think it’s a slippery slope, you know what I mean? You let guys start using testosterone and it’s ... where does it end? You know what I mean? I wonder, especially for younger guys, I know Frank Mir’s a little bit older and of course your testosterone levels kind of dip as you get older, but some of these younger guys, you know, guys maybe in their late twenties and thirties using testosterone replacement therapy, I wonder, I wonder why is there testosterone low in the first place? And I, my theory is they may have been using something in the past, because when you use steroids, your body, after you get off has a hard time bringing yourself up to natural levels. I don’t know man. I’m not going to judge anybody, but that’s just, that’s not ... I got to where I am without ever ever using any performance enhancing drugs."
Not long after this sports physician suggested Chael Sonnen's self-inflicted hypogondism was linked to past steroid abuse, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit connects the dots to Gracie Mag (via Fight Cove) between 'roids and low testosterone, an emerging malady that has sent more than one popular fighter before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) looking for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) prior to competing. "The Natural Born Killer" claims he is just that, natural, in his quest for mixed martial arts (MMA) perfection. The last of a dying breed? Or just one of hundreds of fighters who are still tough without the stuff?