Strikeforce Quick Quote: Nate Marquardt is 'so sick of answering TRT questions'

Nate Marquardt (pictured) wants the focus off of his prior TRT use and back on his upcoming Strikeforce title fight against Tyron Woodley. Photo by Esther Lin via MMA Fighting

"It's been challenging. I've had to find a lot of ways to combat it and I've had to change my training schedule but bottom line, I'm training hard and I feel great. I've felt like this before in training and done awesome. I want to really just move past that point in my life. I'm so sick of answering TRT questions to be honest. You'd think the media would want to talk about something new anyways. It's kind of old news. I've got a title fight coming up and I feel great so that's the bottom line."

-- Nate Marquardt wasn't exactly happy that reporters keep bringing up his prior testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) use, revealing his frustration during yesterdays Strikeforce conference call. "The Great" was given his release from the UFC after a spiked testosterone level forced him to be pulled out of the UFC on Versus 4 main event last June. After briefly signing with BAMMA, Marquardt announced he was no longer going to be using the youth-returning treatment, which surprised quite a few people who thought once you were on it, you needed it for life. Marquardt will next be fighting Tyron Woodley for Nick Diaz's vacant Strikeforce welterweight title in the co-main event of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy next month (July 14, 2012) in Portland, Oregon. Do you think the media should back off, or has Marquardt brought all the TRT-related questions on himself

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