UFC Quick Quote: Fighting without TRT 'not a huge thing' for Dan Henderson

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It's the fact that athletic commissions decided to come down solely on the controversial treatment -- as opposed to the overall drug problem -- that initially bothered "Hendo."

"You know, it's not a huge thing, but it's just I was taking advice from my doctors to be healthier and I felt better using the supplemental TRT they gave me. But, it is what it is. I can't change the rules. Unfortunately it went down this way instead of conquering the whole problem of all the drug problems, but yeah, I think that they're going to start trying to clean it up and have more random drug testing as well what I hear."

-- Dan Henderson isn't too upset that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been banned from most major athletic commissions across the world. This, despite the fact that the 43-year mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran had been on the controversial treatment during the latter part of his career. But, as he gears up to face the much younger Daniel Cormier at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada -- the first state to ban TRT -- for a shot at the the Light Heavyweight title, "Hendo" declared on "The MMA Hour" (via MMA Fighting) that competing without TRT isn't that big of a deal. What bothered him most about the ban was the fact that athletic commissions seemed to focus more on TRT as opposed to tackling the overall performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) problem in combat sports. But, in an ongoing battle, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials, as well as athletic commission across the globe, are starting to do more to clean up the sport. Something that brings a smile to "Hendo's" face .. and Georges St-Pierre's, too. And even though Henderson lost his last fight in which he competed without TRT (Rashad Evans at UFC 161), he doesn't think fighting without it again will play a big factor in his bout against "DC." Anyone (dis) agree?

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