During Tuesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting, the board voted unanimously to grant former testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) users Dan Henderson (pictured) and Chael Sonnen licenses to fight in the state for their impending UFC bouts.
The NSAC, who banned TRT in February, is now requiring all fighters who were previously approved for the controversial treatment to stand before them and express their compliance with the new rules prior to licensure.
Henderson, who at 43 was one of the first and is the last UFC fighter to use TRT, claimed he’s had no problems adjusting to a TRT-free life during this training camp. The last time Henderson went without TRT was three bouts ago in a split decision defeat to Rashad Evans at UFC 161.
Sonnen, who previously professed he would “die” if he wasn’t on TRT, also said he’s following the NSAC’s new rules without issue.
Vitor Belfort, who has become the poster child for TRT, is nowhere closer to applying for a license in Nevada than he was when they sprung that random drug test on him at the MMA Awards in February.
While the results of that pop quiz have not been – and will likely never be – made public, it wouldn’t be hard for one to connect the dots…