Jon Jones UFC 145 WorkoutsWhen Jon Jones meets Dan Henderson next weekend at UFC 151, for the first time in his career he’ll compete against an athlete that is currently undergoing treatments for testosterone replacement therapy.

Henderson has been at the forefront for usage of the controversial drug therapy program that treats people with low testosterone and brings them back to the levels they had at a younger age. He was first approved for the treatment by an athletic commission all the way back in 2007, and has stated in past interviews that it became necessary as his body got older and his natural testosterone levels dropped.

The subject of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and its usage in MMA has been a hot button topic of the sport over the past few years as more and more names pop up as users of the program. Frank Mir, Forrest Griffin, and Chael Sonnen have all used TRT and been approved for the usage by differing athletic commissions.

Twenty-five-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will face Henderson on Sept 1, and, admittedly, he’s not a big fan of TRT usage because he believes it all boils down to one fighter having an unfair advantage over the other.

“Basically, I believe if you’re healthy enough to play a sport, you shouldn’t take any performance enhancement drugs or testosterone. Fighters make a lot of money in their 20's, make a lot of money in their 30's, and when they get in their 40's, unfortunately, you’re in your 40's,” Jones said during a media conference call on Tuesday.

“You should fight the way you fight when you’re in your 40's, switch your style up to stay in the game. I don’t think you should be able to take a drug to pretty much give you the strength of a 30-year-old again.”

Jones continued by saying that as everyone ages their body changes, but in a high level competition like mixed martial arts these treatments should not be allowed.

“That’s like me saying I’m not as fast as I was when I was 20, let me just take something to be 20 again. I think things like TRT and steroids and things should be for the sick or for the normal people that really need the drugs, but athletes; if you’re an athlete, be an athlete,” Jones stated.

Whether it’s steroids, TRT or any other performance enhancing drug, Jones is not a fan and doesn’t believe fighters should be allowed to use them.

“I don’t think anyone should have anything that enhances them.”

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