Archive: Vitor Belfort

Mar 20, 2014 11:07 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC 173: Weidman vs. Machida’ Official Poster

The UFC 173 official poster just got a facelift with the removal of Vitor Belfort from the show’s main event. UFC officials recently released this newer version of the pre-fight event flyer, featuring Machida and Weidman dressed in war paint. Check it:

Mar 12, 2014 8:58 am

Anti-Aging Doctor Linked To Vitor Belfort: TRT ban pushes fighters into using ‘black market steroids’

Dr. John Pierce (pictured), an anti-aging doctor who has been linked to middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort, has apparently had multiple fighters inform him that they would rather go to the black market for performance-enhancing drugs, than get a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone. And now that the TUE program has been shut down? Dr. Pierce tells MMAJunkie – in a rather candid...


Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Machida Confident His Striking Will Defeat Weidman

“Ed (Soares) called me and said ‘I think they had a problem with Vitor and you’ll have to fight for the title.’ I said sure, that’s great. I’ve fought a lot of wrestlers before, and I know Weidman has a good wrestling, but I’m confident on the work I’m developing with my team. I believe...

Mar 8, 2014 9:16 am

Dana White Doesn’t Care If TRT Users Retire

By Evan Stoumbelis Even after it’s ban TRT is still making headlines. Chael Sonnen said in an interview recently that he may have to give up MMA as a result of the ban on TRT because he needs it to function in his everyday life. This was in line with what Dr. Neil Goodman said...

Mar 4, 2014 5:11 pm

Rashad Evans Defends Belfort & His Use Of TRT – Thinks Criticism Unfair

“I don’t know, hopefully he gets the title shot. The thing with [Vitor] having to pull out — or the fact that he had to be pulled out — was that he wouldn’t have been able to pass the inspection with the new rules. Because it takes at least 12 weeks for [TRT] to be...

Mar 3, 2014 9:07 pm

JDS Returns, Meets Miocic In UFC 173 Co-Main Event

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, has an opponent set in the form of Cleveland based fighter, Stipe Micioc. The two top-heavyweight fighters have agreed to square off in the UFC 173 co-main event. UFC 173 goes down on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main...

Mar 3, 2014 10:51 am

Belfort’s Official Apology To Fans

“I want to apologize to all my fans that have been let down by the news of me not competing in the title fight against Chris Weidman. I wanted nothing more than to go and compete for the belt. As you all know, I have been doing a legal treatment approved by every commission I...

Mar 3, 2014 10:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Blasts “Cheating, Scumbag, Hypocrite” Belfort For Cheating On TRT

In the eyes of many, Vitor Belfort has been cheating his way to a title shot while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. However, Belfort’s use of the controversial therapy was completely inline with the rules and regulations. Was the Brazilian getting an edge over his competition? Michael Bisping sounds off on twitter about the subject. Check...

Mar 3, 2014 10:20 am

Michael Chiesa And Francisco Trinaldo Set To Square Off At UFC 173

The UFC has added another bout to its May 24th event. Francisco Trinaldo (pictured), who last saw Octagon action only a few weeks ago at Fight Night 36, will be taking on TUF winner Michael Chiesa at UFC 173. UFC 173 will take place on May 24th, and is headlined by UFC middleweight champion Chris...

Mar 2, 2014 9:27 pm

Fertitta Explains/Defends Reason Pulling Vitor Off UFC 173 Card

“At the end of the day, we have a fight to promote on May 24. Chris is going to defend his title, and you know how this business works: You’ve got to get commercials in two to three months early. We’ve got to get key art done. We’ve got a fight to promote and Vitor,...

Mar 2, 2014 8:36 pm

Belfort Needs 90 Days To Transition Off TRT

Last week the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in their jurisdiction and shortly after Brazil and the UFC followed suit. The next day Vitor Belfort was removed from his title fight against Chris Weidman and he was replaced by Lyoto Machida. According to Vitor, the UFC promised him the...

Feb 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Vitor Belfort’s Drug Test Results Will Not be Released to the Public

While the MMA world continues to reel from the aftermath of the NSAC’s decision to immediately ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, more news continues to come out about the most prominent user of TRT, Vitor Belfort. First he was removed from his title fight with Chris Weidman in May. In an initial statement,...

Feb 28, 2014 2:08 pm

Fighting Odds: Chris Weidman Opens as -225 Favorite Over Lyoto Machida

  The big news of the day was that Vitor Belfort is out of UFC 173 and Lyoto Machida is in. Machida will now fight Chris Weidman at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014, for the UFC middleweight title. Thanks to Sportsbook, we have the opening betting lines for the title fight. Chris Weidman- -225...

Feb 28, 2014 10:55 am

Chris Weidman: TRT ban an ‘amazing day’ for MMA

“This is an amazing day for the sport.This is something that I’ve wanted to see happen for quite some time. TRT was and has always been cheating, and I’m glad Nevada finally recognized that, especially since I’m about to fight there against a known TRT user. Hopefully, every other athletic commission follows because this was...

Feb 28, 2014 10:43 am

VItor Releases Statement On TRT Ban And UFC 173 Withdrawal

“The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently altered its policy and no longer will permit testosterone use exemptions and will not permit a TRT program. As other jurisdictions may follow suit, I am going to drop my TRT program and compete in MMA without it. Given the time constraints involved between now and my proposed next...

Feb 28, 2014 10:21 am

With TRT Ban In Effect Belfort Removed From Title Fight, Machida In Versus Weidman

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada...

Feb 28, 2014 10:17 am

Bisping: With TRT Gone, Belfort Will Find Another Way To Cheat

“Vitor’s a cheat, simple as that. He’ll go out and try to find another way to cheat. He’ll find another way of manipulating the system, or he’ll try. For a guy that talks about Jesus, you should want to step in there the way God intended him to be. He’s a hypocrite… This is a...

Feb 27, 2014 12:30 pm

REPORT: Nevada Commission Bans TRT Statewide

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has reportedly banned any and all TUE’s for TRT in their state. In other words, a lot of UFC fighters can’t fight in Vegas while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. And that’s effective immediately. Vitor Belfort will not be able to use his traditional treatment in the UFC 173 main event...

Feb 27, 2014 11:37 am

Matt Serra: ‘Weidman Will Break Belfort Before The Final Bell’

“The second Chris walked through my doors, I’ve never seen a wrestler transition to jiu-jitsu so smoothly. Longo got him in some sparring and he was just a natural and a freak and a good one. Me and Ray talked about it often and early on with his training. We knew this kid had the...

Feb 26, 2014 6:52 pm

T.J. Dillashaw And Takeya Mizugaki Set To Square Off At UFC 173

UFC’s Memorial Day show has had another match-up added to it’s lineup. Bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw and Takeya Mizugaki will meet inside of the Octagon this May at the aforementioned UFC 173, which will be headlined by Vitor Belfort taking on Chris Weidman for his middleweight championship. The bout was announced this afternoon. Dillashaw last saw...

Feb 25, 2014 12:36 pm

PHOTO | Vitor’s New God-Fearing Cut

Vitor Belfort is sprucing up ahead of his UFC 173 main event opposite, Chris Weidman. His words: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is...

Feb 22, 2014 9:35 am

Dana White Wants TRT Exemptions Gone, But O.K. With Belfort’s Use In Title Fight

It seems that UFC President Dana White is easing up a little bit on the highly controversial use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). However, it appears that his recent lightened view is less about his own personal opinion and more about the shear regulations regarding the subject. It’s no secret that Dana and Vitor have...

Feb 20, 2014 10:50 am

Wand says Vitor Belfort is a Lion when hitting, but that he can’t take a punch

“The Axe Murderer” is hoping that fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort will emerge victorious against Chris Weidman at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is not because Wanderlei and Belfort are best friends, but because Silva wants to be the first guy to challenge “The Phenom” for the 185-pound strap, this after he defeats...