diabetes as in your body doesn't produce a certain hormone?
what about fighters with depression and issues with dopamine, and using dopamine-reuptake-inhibitors like Welbutrin? Welbutrin can be used as a stimulant... are they not allowed that?
Welbutrin should be banned by WADA but was taken off the banned list for some unknown reason.
not allowing trt is fucking retarded.
No, allowing steroid use in sports is fucking retarded.
we have long established guidelines for what is considered 'normal' in terms of testosterone levels, as long as it's prescribed and your levels are within what's considered 'normal', even if it's 900... who the fuck is the NSAC to say you can't do it?
Who's we? "Normal" levels of testosterone to epi-testosterone are 1 to 1. Fighters in Nevada are allowed a 6-1 ratio(which is insane) and most other states allow a 4-1 ratio. So that's why-as is known, most MMA fighters are already using PED's and tapering down to the 6-1 ratio before fight time. Only the dumb ones get caught.
is there a "normal" level of cannabinoids? fuck no.. so why the fuck would they allow a medial exception for potheads who smoke weed?
I agree. Weed should't be a banned substance. But name one fighter with a weed exemption prescript that has been allowed to test positive. I know of none.
and why should they retire? if the only thing holding you back from fighting is your body's ability to recover from training/fighting is excessively low testosterone.. and it doesn't matter one goddamn bit WHY it's low, be it testicular cancer or prior steroid use (steroid use isn't illegal in all countries, mind you, fucking hollier than thou bitches.. and not everybody lives in the US), then why the fuck should a guy NOT use testosterone to remain 'normal'? are women not allowed estrogen/progesterone if they need it?
Then why not let somebody take the padding out of their boxing gloves if the only thing holding them back is power? This is a fight sport-you play football, you play soccer. You don't play fighting. Taking an elite combat athlete and allowing him to take steroids increasing his power beyond his natural means is a heath risk that involves everybody. Not only is it stupid to allow it. It's downright criminal.
and don't use the argument that it's a performance enhancer.. because you sure as fuck can't show up and fight DRUNK, and that's definitely not a performance enhancer.
That "is" the argument. And by the way-showing up drunk to a fight isn't allowed not because the safety of the drunks opponent is in doubt. It's for the safety of the drunk.