Walking and talking vial of testosterone Vitor Belfort shrugged off allegations that he fights only in Brazil because of his use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, claiming on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour yesterday that he competes solely on Brazil-based UFC cards because he’s a big ticket seller in his home country, nothing more.
“But I believe the reason why I fight in Brazil is because I sell a lot in Brazil. I miss fighting in Las Vegas and other places, but I don’t see any problems that I’m not fighting (there) because I sell big in Brazil. Makes sense for them and makes sense for me.”
Belfort, who is slated to rematch with Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil on November 9, and whose current pre-fight T levels hover around 1,035,089, has seen great success in the Octagon as of late. At UFC on FX 7, the “Phenom” put away Michael Bisping in spectacular fashion with a high-kick, and at UFC on FX 8 he cut short Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold’s night with a stunner of a spinning heel-kick. But Belfort – who first fought in the UFC back at UFC 12, and who has so much testosterone in his blood that his morning craps come out with fully-formed mustaches – has drawn the ire of many for seemingly staving off Father Time via chemical means.
Said the man who often gets women on the street pregnant simply by walking by them:
“Two months before the fight I have to do blood tests, at least once a month. I do that on my own every week too. It’s important. I’m just trying to be fair with everybody and also with myself.”
So yeah, fair to everyone. And even himself. Heh.
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