Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Ben Rothwell has been debarred for months by the officials of the Ultimate Fighting Championship after giving a positive result for lifted levels of testosterone at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 164.
Rothwell beat Brandon Vera on the pay per view card earlier on September, putting down a telling TKO end in the final frame of the heavyweight match. Rothwell, today, revealed that in spite of his confident test results post fight, the athletic commission decided to give him a bang on the wrist. Now it was his mixed martial art promoter UFC that gave him this punishment.
Recently, Ben Rothwell revealed the situations that led him to his suspension. He told that after his win at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 164, he was told that he was tested for an elevated level of testosterone. It came as a huge shock to him because because he had applied for and was granted a testosterone replacement therapy exemption and he was doing that under the supervision of a doctor. He was tested each week for 8 weeks before the fight and was well under the acceptable level every time.
He continued that he applied for testosterone replacement therapy after an endocrinologist and Wisconsin athletic doctors diagnosed him with hypogonadism. The doctors felt that it was caused by a car accident in the year 1999 which left him with severe head trauma. That time, the doctors told him that testosterone replacement therapy was something which could stop the hypogonadism from degrading his body.