Ahead of UFC 187 in May, where Vitor Belfort is expected to challenge Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship, there has been much speculation as to how Vitor Belfort will look, and fight, without the aid of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
A photo recently emerged of Belfort off TRT, which you can see HERE.
Ahead of the bout, his coach Henri Hooft, spoke with Submission Radio to discuss Belfort’s physique.
“Well, of course I’m not a doctor. I don’t know about what his physique in the fight will be but he looks great. Maybe he looked a little bit stronger when he used the TRT or whatever he used.”
“He looked a little bit stronger, but looking stronger and being stronger is a difference. It’s not about looking bigger and stronger. He is just amazingly physically strong. He was already when he was younger, you know? He was already strong. So he’s going to be okay, he’s going to be fine. He’s technically so good that he has so much experience – again, and compared to Chris Weidman Vitor Belfort is never gonna be small. He fought at heavyweight so he’s never going to small.”
“At 37, your body’s changing a little bit, but again technically and power-wise he’s one of the best in the world. He’s going to be the best and in his weight class he has a very good chance of beating Chris Weidman.”