The nauseating debate is over. The “old Vitor” is back, and with that reincarnation comes not only savage knockouts and giving all glory to God for the ability to fuck dudes up, but the insanity that goes with that.
In an interview with ESPN, Vitor is asked if he’d ever consider using TRT. What follows is a desperate attempt at misdirection not witnessed since Bill Clinton flipped the grand jury on its head by delving into just what, in fact, the definition of ‘is’ is.
ESPN: Some fighters in their 30s have been diagnosed with low testosterone levels and received exemptions to use testosterone replacement therapy [TRT]. Have you ever applied for TRT or would you consider it?
Belfort: If a question is private, I have the choice to answer or not. If I make it public, it’s not private anymore. If I want to say something private I will say it, but I keep to myself and I respect the laws of the sport. Whatever the organization, whatever the law — they know what to do. This is too controversial, why am I going to say something that doesn’t accomplish anything? If it’s legal, they know what to do. If it’s legal, there’s nothing to say about it. It’s legal.
ESPN: As you mention, TRT is legal for fighters who qualify for it. Do you believe it’s getting a bad image in the sport? Fans are too quick to judge fighters who use it?
Belfort: It’s hard. Like, you’re either a Republican or Democrat. Who is right? I think it’s this: The truth is always in the middle. Of course, some things are non-negotiable. I think in life, you just need to find a balance. That’s the problem with the rule, is that everyone is so radical. That’s my opinion. I’m very faithful to the things I believe in and I’m working on myself. I don’t like to judge. When you judge people, it sounds like you are God. We live in a freedom country. It is what it is.
The similarity is that both Vitor and Clinton walked away facing no penalties – Slick Willy got off on perjury and obstruction of justice pinches, and Vitor – even if he ever did apply for and receive a TRT exemption, would be completely within his legal rights to do so.
The difference is Clinton beat actual criminal charges and still strutted off with a pimp-daddy aura of defeating the very machine of which he was the leader of, and actually saw his popularity rise, whereas Vitor just looks guilty as hell, even though he wasn’t accused of something that is perfectly legal.
Man, he could not have botched that question any worse.