For all his amazing performances inside the Octagon, Vitor Belfort is discussed sometimes with an asterik, as many fans and media believe that is use of TRT gives him an unfair advantage. Belfort however believes the drug is necessary for his health and will plan to apply for a therapautic use exemption for the drug for his upcoming title fight with Chris Weidman:
Vitor Belfort told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday that he is going to ask for a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone for his next fight, which is expected to be against middleweight champion Chris Weidman later this year in Las Vegas.
The statement contradicted an earlier statement by manager Glenn Robinson, who said on The MMA Hour that he didn't think Belfort would apply for a TUE in Nevada.
Belfort said he regarded the testosterone use as medication that he needs. In theory, a TUE for testosterone should only be granted if someone's natural production of testosterone is at well under normal levels, and thus not having enough testosterone in the body is a health concern. Taking testosterone, an anabolic steroid, is otherwise prohibited in most major sports.
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