Kizer: Belfort would not be granted a TRT exemption in Nevada
I don’t see Vitor Belfort getting a TRT exemption from us,” Kizer told Bleacher Report. “I really don’t and I feel kind of bad for him in some ways because if he has learned from his mistakes and now he’s trying to do it the right way and his levels are low with the treatment good for him and I hope he is doing that.”
Kizer points at a fighter like Chael Sonnen when speaking about the hoops a fighter with a past suspension on their record for performance enhancing drugs would jump through to gain an exemption in Nevada.
Sonnen never tested positive for steroids like Belfort, but he was suspended in 2010 after his testosterone levels came back over the legal limit for his fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 117. Sonnen was a user of TRT at that time and continues to be to this day, but when he applied for his exemption in 2012 before his rematch with Silva he had to appear before a formal hearing in Nevada to be able to use the product prior to his fight.
“He handled himself well and some people handle themselves well,” said Kizer. “Some guys are going to have to jump through some additional hoops, but even Chael wasn’t a prior steroid (user) that could have caused the deficiency like Vitor.”