Quinton "Rampage" Jackson reveals he was on Testosterone Replacement Therapy for UFC 144Posted on March 1, 2012, 05:01 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Testosterone replacement therapy is one of the hottest topics in MMA today. Many fighters, as they get older, rely on TRT to bring their testosterone levels to normal range for men their age. It’s a controversial topic, but with a doctor’s prescription it will remain legal even while some doubt the legitimacy of its use and possible abuse.
One fighter that recently underwent TRT was Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Jackson recently spoke about the injury he suffered in the days leading up to UFC 144 and how the TRT helped him recover as well as some of the other residual effects of the treatment.
“I started hitting it up pretty good, I still gotta take care of my knee but I feel like a 25 year old again. My sex life changed, I was back to five times a night like when I was 25, straight up. I got stronger, lifting weights. I was never good at lifting weights but I was doing everything, pull ups and stuff, everything with my top half. I gained a lot of weight but I gained a lot of water as well, I never knew about testosterone putting weight on you like that. I had to cut weight [for the fight] and I cut 22 pounds out of the 30 I needed to cut, I just couldn’t make the rest. I couldn’t make the rest.” – for more see FightersOnly
What do you think LowKick’ers, should TRT be allowed for fighters?
Photo: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson before his fight against Wanderlei Silva during UFC 92 at the MGM Grand Arena on December 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. Francis Specker