Ever since it came out that the UFC was looking to hold the next middleweight title fight, Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, in Las Vegas, all eyes have been on Belfort and his use of testosterone replacement therapy. More specifically, would he attempt to get a therapeutic use exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commision and would they grant him one?
We now know the answer to one of those questions. Belfort confirmed on UFC Tonight that he plans on using TRT for his upcoming title fight, saying that it is a necessity, medically speaking.
Belfort’s been caught and suspended by the NSAC in the past for using performance enhancing substances, which is why he may have trouble getting the TUE.
Whichever decision the NSAC makes regarding Belfort’s TUE will have a major impact on not only the fight but the debate outside of the cage about TRT usage.
This crushes previous rumors from his manager saying the Brazilian would not use the controversial therapy in his next bout.