NAC Brings Up TRT, Decides To Ban It In Span Of An Hour

NAC Brings Up TRT, Decides To Ban It In Span Of An Hour

The Nevada Athletic Commission passed a motion to ban therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy during a meeting Thursday.

Skip Avansino, commission of the NAC, made the motion to ban TRT, which was supported by Pat Lundvall. The NAC regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of Nevada, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, kickboxers, MMA fighters, seconds, ring officials, managers and matchmakers.

The commission voted unanimously to approve of the ban, and those that have previously received exemptions will see them expire.

Lundvall, also stated that the NAC should push other states to follow suit in order to avoid states becoming magnets for those who want to use fighters with exemptions.

In the UFC alone, fighters such as Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson, Frank Mir and Antonio Silva have been granted TRT exemptions for fights.

Belfort’s name is of special interest because after three straight fights in Brazil, he is scheduled to meet Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in May.

The UFC issued a statement through president Dana White in support of the decision.

“The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We believe our athletes should compete based on their natural abilities and on an even playing field. We also intend to honor this ruling in international markets where, due to a lack of governing bodies, the UFC oversees regulatory efforts for our live events. We encourage all athletic commissions to adopt this ruling.”

11 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    If the UFC is going to enforce this internationally, does that mean Brazil?

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    This should make this year intresting. Whos on trt that we dont no about and who can win fights without it. Im very intrested.

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  • RicM says:

    ……….aaaaaaaaannnd Vegas odds in Vitor’s favor just crashed like the Hindenberg………

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    It would be funny if after the vitor fight they say its cool again. Lol

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I asked my buddy this but I’ll ask here too, whats the expected time frame until we hear that Belfort is hurt and out of his fight in May in Nevada?

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Depends on a lot of things. J/k. He ll be out by the next ppv. Lol. Id love to see these guys go without.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    it has been a long time since Vitor missed a fight due to injury, and it did used to happen often.I would guess he will cite doctors orders as the reason this time.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    HAHAHAHA Not even a day went by before he backed out of the fight

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Vitor stepped down from the fight and Machida is in to take his place against Weidman

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  • RicM says:

    L…….M…….A……..O……..

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Great news and fucking funny.
    Also funny how all of sudden Zuffa agrees with the ban of trt and wants to see all fighters fight with their ‘natural abilities’.
    now why couldnt they come out and damn trt and say all this BEFORE the nac ruling, instead of just saying its a grey area.
    would look so much better if they had been completely opposing the use of trt for years, instead of letting certain people fight places where they are exempt and zuffa can make money off them by letting them perform

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