White: There was an irregular PED test at UFC on FX 7, NOT Belfort
Friday night Front Row Brian tweeted that someone flunked a PED test after UFC on FX 7 in Brazil. Speculation quickly turned to Vitor Belfort, entirely unfairly as it turns out.
UFC president Dana White addressed the issue at the UFC 156 post-fight press conference.
“It f—— was not Vitor Belfort,” said White definitively. “Yet, right now, I bet if you talk to 100 people, 100 people will tell you that Vitor Belfort failed his drug test in Brazil. That’s bulls—.
“That’s crazy that some rumor from a f—— clown with a fake name on Twitter can do that. It’s crazy.”
There was however an abnormal test result; but it was not Belfort, and has not been confirmed yet through further testing of a second sample.
“There was an irregular test. Something was wrong,” said White. “Whenever something wrong happens, or weird, (the urine samples) get retested and, usually, it’s not a good thing. We will release the thing when it comes out, and we will say what happened with who failed.”
Belfort too came to his own defense, in an interview with MMA HEAT’s Karyn Bryant.