BJ Penn talks TRT ban: 'Best thing that could have ever happened'


Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn gives his thoughts on the recent TRT ban in MMA.

As the UFC moves forward with it's ban on TRT outside the US, and Nevada pushes ahead it's own in-state initiative, fighters are starting to speak out on where they stand on legalized performance enhancement. Several fighters, such as Chris Weidman and Georges St-Pierre have already come out in strong support of the TRT ban. While fighters such as Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen have criticized the measures as a solution to a problem that didn't really exist. Former UFC champion B.J. Penn recently gave an interview to The Roar, and the topic of TRT in MMA was one of the subjects on the docket.

I think that's the best thing that could have ever happened to the sport. You know, right now I would be a great candidate for TRT because of my age. Because everybody knows I have no problem with testosterone, that's the last problem I'd ever have.

Penn also spoke about his upcoming fight with Frankie Edgar, his future in the featherweight division, and what he did with all his time off during his two years out of the cage. So, check out the whole thing here. And, in the meantime, you can chalk up another name in the growing list of UFC fighters who are happy to see testosterone replacement therapy banned from competition.

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