Belfort: Weidman should do extra drug testing too


Heading into their UFC title fight this summer, a lot has been said about Vitor Belfort, his use of TRT, and drug testing, but Belfort believes Weidman should also be tested as much:

"I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support," Belfort told "And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp."

It’s not clear yet if the Brazilian will be granted an exemption to take TRT for UFC 173, and Keith Kizer leaving the Nevada Athletic Commission could change the odds of it happening.

"That’s not up to me," said Belfort when asked if he had better chances with Kizer out of NAC. "My job is to train and fight, and that’s what I’m doing."

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BuckyGoldstein site profile image  

2/21/14 1:53 AM by BuckyGoldstein

there is no problem with it but as you can see, ppl will whine about anything.

ufc98newb site profile image  

2/21/14 12:39 AM by ufc98newb

true. I really don't see why this should be a problem.

orcus site profile image  

2/21/14 12:34 AM by orcus

Yes, I know he is. Here was their statement: "“Steroid use of any type, including unmerited testosterone, significantly increases the safety and health risk to combat sports athletes and their opponents,”"That seems like a pretty strong claim to me. Where's the evidence? Further, "unmerited testosterone" itself seems entirely inapplicable here since TUEs are granted specifically to those who have demonstrated a need for it.

orcus site profile image  

2/21/14 12:32 AM by orcus

"You are talking about a press release from a group of doctors. It is short and to the point. If you want them to validate their professional opinions with evidence then you should ASK THEM...."Why? I assume if they were attempting to convince everyone how bad it is, they'd have provided convincing evidence of that. If they don't bother to do so, what the fuck do I care? They are the ones trying to make a case, and they utterly failed to do so.You never answered me: Do you similarly swallow, without hesitation, the advice from other doctors that MMA itself is too dangerous and should be banned? Or specific moves, for example, knees to the head on the ground?

Thingading site profile image  

2/21/14 12:20 AM by Thingading

Intelligence ducking Vitor, 'bro.

BshMstr site profile image  

2/20/14 11:38 PM by BshMstr

i believe he's talking about the Association of Ringside Physicians....

FETT_GayFerPayNINJA site profile image  

2/20/14 9:58 PM by FETT_GayFerPayNINJA

Hey said "the ones who COULDNT PROVIDE any evidence"....Implying that, when asked for evidence, they "couldnt provide" any. Do you intentionally pretend you dont understand the english language, or where you just misrepresenting the truth to suit you agenda of discrediting a group of doctors????You are talking about a press release from a group of doctors. It is short and to the point. If you want them to validate their professional opinions with evidence then you should ASK THEM....Instead you will just make posts here PRETENDING they "couldnt provide" any evidence without ever giving them that actual opportunity. Pathetic.

BuckyGoldstein site profile image  

2/20/14 2:44 PM by BuckyGoldstein

you guys are missing a great hockey game.btw, I think that all main event fighters should be tested weekly, every week and then when it comes down to say 1 month before fight time, once a week plus random tests.That should pretty much do it.

DirtyLickinsBrah site profile image  

2/20/14 2:40 PM by DirtyLickinsBrah

Yes, more testing is needed.....just funny that its coming from cheator.

orcus site profile image  

2/20/14 2:40 PM by orcus

The joke fails, because Vitor didn't say "no, you"; he said "okay, let's".