Weidman: Without exemption, Belfort can just cycle

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chris Weidman nows that he will face Vitor Belfort next, but what he doesn't know is whether or not Belfort will be on TRT or not. The issue has been discussed at length this week and it's possible that Belfort may or may not apply and if he does, he may or may not, get it approved.

Weidman wonders what  the decision will be and how that will affect his training:

“I don't know how it works,” Weidman said. “I just asked Lorenzo (Fertitta) … and he said that [Belfort] is going to try to get the TRT. But whether he gets it or not, I was happy to hear that we will be tested and stuff like that. He (Fertitta) would be surprised if we didn't get tested throughout the camp…”

“Because what I heard is… Someone else told me that if he doesn't apply for the TRT — because I heard that he wasn't going to apply at first — if he doesn't apply, then he doesn't get tested during the camp and stuff like that, so then he would be able to take whatever he wants and cycle off like these other guys do. If he gets the TRT then he has to get tested all the time. So, I was like ‘I wonder where he is going with this.' So I don't know… I'm just happy to hear that because he failed a drug test before, that he will get tested.”

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