Tucked into the bottom of a UFC press release labeled “ZUFFA STATEMENT ON THIAGO TAVARES” is this fun fact about Vitor Belfort:
To dispel rumors that have been circulated, Zuffa wishes to clarify that Vitor Belfort’s drug test results were negative and did not indicate the presence of any performance enhancing drugs.
Belfort has been on a medically approved testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) regimen under the supervision of a medical doctor from the State of Nevada, after being diagnosed with hypogonadism, or low testosterone. The purpose of a medically administered TRT regimen is to allow patients with hypogonadism to maintain testosterone levels within a range that is normal for an adult male.
At some point, watching guys ‘suffering from hypogonadism’ come out sheathed in muscle is going to tip the scales of credulity and fans are going to start reacting negatively to fighters using a loophole that lets them inject testosterone – TESTOSTERONE! – with impunity. That day is apparently not today.