Vitor Belfort Claims He’s Better Without Testosterone Replacement Therapy
UFC middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort, recently spoke about how he’s feeling since getting off the controversial Testosterone Replacement Therapy, since the exemptions were banned by athletic commissions and the UFC.
The 37-year-old Brazilian MMA legend claims that not only is he feeling faster, but stronger as well. Here’s what Vitor Belfort had to say when speaking to Sportv:
“Chris is a young fighter and has what is mine. And I’ll get there. For me it was a much larger improvement (the prohibition of TRT at UFC) because I left, I left it, a treatment that was very boring, very uncomfortable for me, and I’m stronger, leaner and faster. So for me, it was a wonder. No matter what my blood speaks, no matter what the result is in my blood. Interests that the result is in my head”
Not too long after Belfort got off Testosterone Replacement Therapy, photos began to surface of him looking noticeably smaller, especially his neck.
The good news for fans who are eager to see the fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, is that Belfort passed a recent drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for any performance enhancing drugs, or abnormal testosterone levels.
Vitor Belfort is currently on a three fight winning streak. During that streak, Belfort has knocked out Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and became the first man to KO MMA legend, Dan Henderson.
Chris Weidman boasts a perfect 12-0 record in pro MMA. His dethroning of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, his win in the rematch, and his recent win over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 have Chris Weidman ranked near the top of the pound-for-pound list.
UFC 184: Weidman vs Belfort takes place on February 28th, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
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