Archive: Vitor Belfort

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 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 2:08 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 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 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...

Feb 19, 2014 6:40 pm

PHOTO | NFL’s Ray Lewis Training With Belfort & The Blackzilians

Yesterday, through his official Instagram, UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort, showed off the latest resident over at the Blackzilian’s camp in South Florida. In the photo, the retired Baltimore Raven, Ray Lewis, is seen with Belfort and the Blackzilian coaching staff. Check it:

Feb 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Belfort Wants Weidman To Be Fair And Undergo Blood Testing Too

“I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support. And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp.” In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz, ‘The Phenom’ Vitor Belfort, touched on his upcoming...

Feb 12, 2014 6:03 pm

NSAC to Hold Meeting About TRT Exemption Before Vitor Belfort Applies for License

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hold a meeting on February 26th to discuss their current ruleset on exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This meeting will take place three months before Vitor Belfort returns to Nevada in an attempt to dethrone UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Vitor Belfort is no stranger to controversy in...

Feb 10, 2014 10:10 am

Vitor Belfort: Chris Weidman winning ‘Fighter of the Year’ was embarrassing

The UFC’s middleweight number 1 contender, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, was not at all impressed to hear that Chris Weidman had won the “World MMA Awards” coveted “Fighter of the year” award, calling the decision ’embarrassing.’ His words (via Combate): “It was embarrassing,” Belfort stated. “Not that it should’ve been me, but winning the award...

Feb 10, 2014 4:39 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans (Full Fight )

Lyoto Machida faces Gegard Mousasi this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 36 main event. While we wait for this weekend’s fights, catch the replay (above), from when Machida K.O.’d Rashad Evans to capture the UFC light-heavyweight title.

Feb 10, 2014 4:38 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Machida vs. Mousasi, None Pick Gegard

Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory Glover Teixeira: Machida because he’s on a mission

Feb 10, 2014 4:00 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Souza Submits Camozzi (Full Fight)

In his UFC debut, Jacare Souza faced an always game, Chris Zamozzi, and took out the UFC vet in short order. Next up for ‘Jacare’ is Francis Carmont and the two fight this weekend at UFC Fight Night 36. Enjoy the video!

Feb 5, 2014 7:46 pm

Weidman Eyeing Trip Up To 205 Division

“Whatever the fans really want to see, and whatever is the toughest challenge for me. Right now, the 185-pound division is exciting. There’s a lot of guys and a lot of matchups that people want to see me against. So those are the fights I’m going to fight. But if it comes to the point...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Sonnen Says Wanderlei ‘Got Fat’, Wants Out Of Fight

“Wand is fat. He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May. He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.” In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Chael P. Sonnen, gave an update on the state of his...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...