Belfort: TRT not reason I fight in Brazil


Some fans and media have accused the UFC of purposely using Vitor Belfort only in Brazil to shield him from the strict drug testing of athletic commissions stateside. UFC President Dana White has denied the claim and Belfort today told the MMA Hour his reasons:

"A lot of fighters are on TRT right now, (but) everybody’s saying that’s why I fight there," Belfort said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "But I believe the reason why I fight in Brazil is because I sell a lot in Brazil. I miss fighting in Las Vegas and other places, but I don’t see any problems that I’m not fighting (there) because I sell big in Brazil. Makes sense for them and makes sense for me."

For those who claim Belfort isn’t well tested when he fights in Brazil, he has an answer for that. And "The Phenom" warns Henderson that, if he applies for TRT, he will have to do some extra tests.

"Brazil is the only place that they do blood tests after the fight," he said. "Now, I’m fighting a guy who’s on TRT too. They are very surprised that they will have to test blood too. Two months before the fight I have to do blood tests, at least once a month. I do that on my own every week too. It’s important. I’m just trying to be fair with everybody and also with myself."

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AK-BJJ site profile image  

8/27/13 10:40 AM by AK-BJJ

He should fight in Vegas without an exemption and cycle properly like everybody else just to stop this madness already... It's getting old

BernardHopkins site profile image  

8/27/13 9:38 AM by BernardHopkins

eeat 3 bananas before testing and the potassium will make his testosterone appear average for 4 hours

Vikingknee site profile image  

8/27/13 9:28 AM by Vikingknee

Can you explain to us how to manipulate test levels on a weekly basis with a Blood test?

edock02 site profile image  

8/27/13 8:02 AM by edock02

As Wallid Ismail would say " boolsheet "

ChrisJPN site profile image  

8/27/13 7:56 AM by ChrisJPN

He defends himself way too much about this issue. It would be simple to shut down all the talk by taking a fight in Vegas or California. If he feels such a need to defend himself on an almost weekly basis, maybe he should insist on it.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

8/27/13 7:49 AM by Pitbull3744

Chael never failed a steroid test he just had elevated test which he blamed on TRT and some how convicted the AC that it was legit and now he gets tue's. it's total bullshit but he did it

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

8/27/13 7:47 AM by Pitbull3744

Yeah as if that is hard to manipulate lolol the naiveness around here is mind boggling. I knew he would bring that up and deny that it's why he fights in brazil. Has Vitor lied throughout his whole career?

soremano site profile image  

8/27/13 12:22 AM by soremano

pretty fucked up they let cheal fight in nevada but not vitor

I delivered U site profile image  

8/27/13 12:20 AM by I delivered U

Vitor also submits the weekly results to the UFC.