After the Ultimate Fighting Championship began implementing USADA back in 2015, some have claimed that a few of the promotion’s top athletes have suffered a physical change. The anti-doping organization has begun enforcing stricter rules on performance enhancing drugs, but also on the now banned usage of testosterone-replacement therapy.
The banning of TRT has potentially caused a significant change for many of the promotion’s fighters. The once legal therapy has since been turned into a punitively reasoned anti-doping violation.
No. 3 ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is set to face Robert Whittaker tomorrow night at UFC on FOX 24. Here’s an image of the middleweight contender, as seen both before and after the implementation of USADA.
UFC on FOX goes down April 15 inside the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. In the main event, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will be looking to defend his title from challenger Wilson Reis.