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SHOCKER: Vitor Belfort is on testosterone

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.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Fans aren’t the issue. People may hate Bisping, but Vitor has no right to chemically elevate the already immense danger The Count is risking.

    The media and the Culinary Union can and will use this fraudulent TUE to destroy the sport when (not if) someone dies from a concussive shot landed by one of these frauds.

    Jesus is clearly the name of his Pharmacist.

  • Letibleu

    DJ, i laughed at your Jesus pun

  • kwagnuth

    He did so much roids in the 90’s he would probably fall apart if he went clean.

  • agentsmith

    Rogan said on his podcast recently that back in the day, Belfort used to hang out with this gigantic bodybuilder dude who Rogan nicknamed “Garden Hoses” because of the size of the veins on his arms. And that guy later died of a heart attack.

  • frickshun