Current UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo says he supports fighters like Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort who have to fight while being on TRT.
“I would fight someone who is doing TRT, who isn’t or who is using other drugs,” said Aldo, in an interview Tatame. “It doesn’t matter to me anyway. The same punch I’ll throw in one of these guys, I’ll throw in another of them. If it’s allowed or not, I don’t care because I’ll still train and fight as I’m doing right now.
“I see no problem (with the drug). A lot of people use something and hide, then they criticize people who use. I think these are a bunch of (expletives) trying to find an excuse, fearing to lose fights against those doing a good job.”
Aldo (24-1) is the UFC’s second-ranked pound-for-pound fighter. He has won his last 16 fights. He last fought at UFC 169 in February, beating Ricardo Lamas by unanimous decision for the featherweight title.
“At one point, you have an age that makes it necessary and I see no problem with TRT,” Aldo said.
Aldo meets and defends his UFC Featherweight title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro.