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Brazilian commission follows Nevada with TRT ban

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One day after Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) decided to ban the therapeutic use of testosterone (TRT) in MMA, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has followed the decision.

CABMMA’s medical director Dr. Marcio Tannure, who initially planned to debate the subject before making a final decision, announced to Sportv News that they will no longer grant exemptions for TRT in Brazil.

"We discussed this subject for a long time here at CABMMA," he said, "and, as we use Nevada’s athletic commission as a model, we decided to make the same decision here in Brazil and no longer grant TRT exemptions for any fighter."

CABMMA’s decision won’t be applied to UFC’s next card in Brazil on March 23.

Dan Henderson, who takes on Mauricio Rua in the main event, will be granted a license to take TRT for the five-round fight, but it will be the last one in Brazil. Scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva on May 31 in Brazil, Chael Sonnen won’t receive a TRT exemption.