Michael Bisping used Twitter today to go off on the users of Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
TRT is what led to the firing of Nate Marquardt from Zuffa at the end of June and what led to Chael Sonnen's suspension last year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The procedure is used for those who have low levels of testosterone. The therapy is used to bring the user's testosterone to a normal level. Although in the case of Sonnen and Marquardt, the therapy brought their levels to higher then the normal level leading to their suspensions.
According to Bisping, medical or not, it is cheating.
“Fighters on TRT are f-----g cheats. Low testosterone levels my a--! If you have, that’s cos you were juicing in the past, cheating b--tards!!” Bisping wrote on his Twitter account.
“Sick of hearin about fighters doing testosterone replacement therapy, no I don’t know it, but fighters I would] say are alpha males with high levels of testosterone [already], its just a clever way of cheating. Every day there seems to be a new story of a fighter on it. BULLSH-T!”
On Inside MMA, welterweight Dennis Hallman came out in defense of TRT and defended the users of the procedure. Hallman wasn't safe from the scorn of Bisping.
“Just read about dennis hallman, justifying it. Sick of hearing about it… Steroid use reduces your natural levels of testosterone, so if fighters need TRT ,its because there a-- was like a pin cushion in the past!"
Hallman was caught once for use of the steroids nandrolone and drostanolone. Marquardt was also suspended once following his victory over Ivan Salaverry at Ultimate Fight Night in his UFC debut. Marquardt was caught using nandrolone.
Bisping was heavily criticized after his controversial actions at UFC 127 by Marquardt. Marquardt came out and said he would like to fight Bisping in a Yahoo! Sports article despite Bisping's apologies following the incident.
"I would love to fight that guy, just to punch him in his mouth and shut him up. He's an a--. He's a total punk, no respect. I don't like those kinds of people."