Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen has used testosterone replacement therapy in the state of Nevada in the past, so it was going to be interesting to see what he had to say about the decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday to ban therapeutic use exemptions for TRT.
Sonnen finally weighed in on the decision and now would like to hear everyone stop their complaining.
“The rules are the rules – that’s it,” said Sonnen during an appearance on FOX Sports Live, via MMAjunkie.com. “Yesterday, it was legal, so quit complaining. Today, it’s illegal. That’s it. Quit complaining. End of conversation. Testosterone’s out.”
While Sonnen’s comments on the TRT ban were short and simple, he had much more to say about the new UFC 173 main event — Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida — which he has dubbed a “superfight.”
“This is an incredible fight,” Sonnen said. “First off, Chris Weidman is the undefeated, undisputed middleweight champion of the world, taking out the all-time pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva famously. Lyoto Machida has never looked better since he’s come down to 185 pounds. He’s undefeated with a knockout of Mark Munoz, a unanimous decision over Gegard Mousasi and he’s a former light heavyweight world champion.
“When you talk about superfights, you’re talking about a champion from one weight class taking on a champion from another weight class. You want a superfight? On May 24, you’re getting one.”
Weidman vs. Machida will take place on May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.