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Vitor Belfort Cleared to use TRT again in Brazil | UFC NEWS


If Vitor Belfort wants to submit himself to TRT therapy once again for his upcoming fight in Brazil, he has received the green light for it by the Brazilian Athletic Comission (CABMMA), as reported by TATAME.  “The Phenom” has agreed to fight former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold on the main event of UFC on FX 8, in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on May 18th.

After his 2nd-round knockout win over Michael Bisping on January 19th, which also happened in Brazil, strong rumors flew all over the internet that a fighter had failed the drug test on that night, with Belfort’s name being immediately linked to it. Since the 35-year old Brazilian had already been granted a TRT exemption, it was conceivable that Belfort could had surpassed the maximum amount of testosterone allowed in his body. Those rumors were later confirmed as false, as lightweight Thiago Tavares was the one caught, and thus suspended for nine months due to steroids. 

“UFC On FX 8: Belfort x Rockhold” will take place on Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Other bouts confirmed to happen on the event are Costa Phillipou x Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza and Paulo Thiago against an opponent yet to be announced.

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