Vitor Defends His Use Of TRT

Vitor Belfort has essentially become the poster boy for the the public battle against TRT.  He has tried to avoid discussing the issue but at the UFC on FX 8 press conference Vitor defended his use of it.  Here is what he had to say according to Brazilian media outlet Tateme, “The UFC always knew that I use, do not do it to cheat. I have medical monitoring and UFC also accompanies it. Never broken through anything, always acted cleanly. Do blood tests every week to equal the testosterone levels of a person my age.”  Vitor has tested positive in the past for steroids and that could be a reason for his low testosterone levels now.  Due to that failed test he will most likely not be eligable for a TRT exemption in the United States.  His last fight, when it was publicized that he was on TRT, took place in Brazil, as will his next one against Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold, where the NSAC has no jurisdiction so Vitor is apparently free to use TRT.  Credit Ryan Loco for the pic.

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