Tom Watson goes guns blazing on TRT users


Former BAMMA Champion and last Saturday’s double Fight Night bonus winner, Tom “Kong” Watson, continued his call-out of TRT users. According to Watson, testosterone replacement therapy of any kind has absolutely no place in Mixed Martial Arts, and should be banned by those in charge. Kong vowed to use his heart to prove this is all that matters inside the Octagon.

“You see the size of the man,” said Watson, referring to his opponent. “There is an epidemic in MMA right now – TRT. I want to call out anybody who is on testosterone, any drugs. Get in here and fight me next. All I’ve got is heart, this is all I’ve got.” (via The UG)

“People can disagree with me all they want,” said Watson. “I’m in the industry. I fight, and I see it. I don’t know if it’s me, but I look at guys and you can see which guys are on it. It’s a problem that we’re trying to deal with. That’s why I said if you want to do it, you can’t put it into your chin, and you certainly can’t put it into your heart.

“That’s the type of fighter I am – I’ve got a big heart. If you want to take drugs and you want to be a cheat, let me fight you and let’s see what happens.”

  • You heard it from the horses mouth (Tom Watson)…lost three sponsors from being on facebook undercard not main card, relies on the bonus to make ends meet….otherwise would be back in 9-5 job.

    Dana =multimillionaire, private jets, ferraris. major gate sales, video games, merchandise, PPV, Fox deals, Tuf series plus major sponsors like Bud Light. Harley Davidson etc

    Majority of Fighters=banged up, injured, little pay, occasional bonus if you are lucky

    At least Don King paid Millions to his fighters….not $10-30,000 plus a measly medical insurance.

    UFC are ripping their athletes off so bad….Its a disgrace. Over 450 guys on contract currently and in the whole time they have owned the company they have had created about 30 millionaires. Just don't talk about the majority of guys fighting….

    • So you want Dana to pay out $450M per year, if they only get $1M each and fight once per year, I know that's nothing compared to the thousands of boxers who get paid that much…

      Dana has 450 fighters to manage and that includes guys who people in the US have never heard of, Don King managed people like Mike Tyson who is one of the most famous athletes ever and did PPVs much bigger than the UFC has ever seen.. do you think he paid millions to the unknown boxers of the world???

      • @keith…..i agree paying out 450 million is alot of cash and I get your point about a fighters marketability…However, do you honestly think these guys are getting a fair deal with the amount of training they require and preparation and potential injuries? I just don't think 10k for any fighter at a stadium is acceptable in 2013…..If you had 20 fighters on a card and each recieved hypothetically 50-100k then the UFc would be paying out 1-2 million dollars plus extra for main card events……I'm sure with gate sales, sponsors and PPV this is reasonable….UFC doing 1 million PPV buys is a shit load of money. But I do agree that not all fighters should be paid 1 million per year.

        • Oh shut up. We don't know anything about money in the ufc. And its not our deal. The only guy who was complaining about paying was Rampage Jackson.
          Do you know that guy? He was treated so bad.
          Every fight he had was on main or co main event, some sources says that he was one of the most payed athlete in ufc.

    • tldr

    • Enjoy- King raped his fighters, and the most famous of them (Tyson) he continually stole money from. His stepson/son-in-law does the same to their fighters today.

      Although the thought about 30 millionaires over the course of a decade is pretty bad considering the amount of money they have made.

      • @Evan….The don king reference was not one of my prouder moments….But at least I didn't go on to say that I thought OJ Simpson was innocent.

  • @enjoydeath: your ryt, and dana gets the girls too, i wonder if he is also using TRT. of course.

  • Put Kong on the main for his next fight Dana,he's earned it!