BJ Penn Takes to Twitter and Calls Testosterone Replacement Therapy "Bulls**t"

Jason SchielkeCorrespondent IJune 29, 2011

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  BJ Penn of the USA walks into the arena before the start of his welterweight bout agains John Fitch of the USA as part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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B.J. Penn is not usually known for taking to social media to express his thoughts. In fact, if you follow him on Twitter @bjpenndotcom, you know his account is mainly used as an outlet to get the latest articles from his website out to the masses.

But yesterday afternoon, Penn took to Twitter to bash the whole concept of testosterone replacement therapy.


All this testosterone replacement therapy stuff is total BS 17 hours ago  via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto


Ok, so Penn obviously is not a fan of this medical treatment that fighters including Nate Marquardt and Chael Sonnen have utilized. But Penn didn't stop there. Apparently, Penn believes that TRT has no medical benefit at all. Judging from the following tweet, it seems that Penn thinks that it's all about gaining a competitive edge.

A true martial artist would never consider cheating! 17 hours ago  via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Now, throughout his tweets, Penn never made reference to anyone particular. But given the fact they were shortly sent out after Nate Marquardt's appearance on MMA Hour, questions will surely be raised—especially after he sent this tweet out.


Fighters on roids=blue collar crime

Coaches of fighters on roids=white collar crime 17 hours ago  via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto



But Penn didn't stop there. Despite the fact that TRT is a widely accepted medical treatment, he seems to believe otherwise.

Everyone has to come together and get this "ped" cancer out of our sport! 17 hours ago  via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Now while I'm not a doctor or a specialist on performance-enhancing drugs, it would seem difficult to compare a legitimate medical therapy to the use of illegal steroids. But that is another topic for another day.

To end his Twitter rant, Penn took a shot, of sorts, at fighters who decide to use TRT. Take note Marquardt, Sonnen and others.


If you can't do it of carbs,fats,proteins and vitamins and minerals you're weak! 16 hours ago  via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto