Vitor Belfort received his license to fight Chris Weidman for the UFC title in December last week, and is already looking forward to the bout, and to put his controversial past behind him.
He spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about how the TRT era is done, and now its time for his TNT.
“I’m strong,” Belfort said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’m ready to take what’s mine. December 6.
“I’m like an animal. TRT doesn’t give you spinning kicks, uppercuts. You can put TRT in your body. Look all those guys that were on TRT, they didn’t have good performances. Why? That’s the question.”
“First of all, I didn’t have any illegal substances in my body. Nothing was wrong,” he said. “Everybody knew I was in TRT. Nevada knew it. I could have denied (to do the random test) because I wasn’t licensed back then and they asked me to do it. People made it become a big issue. I’m glad it’s no more.
“People talked that I was this and that, (saying) I was on steroids. I wasn’t on steroids, I was doing TRT,” he continued. “I had no illegal substances in my body. I was clear. I opened all my tests. I used to do tests every week to see how my levels were. When you’re true to yourself and don’t try to cheat the system.
“A lot of guys, they just talk. I deal in a true way, open up my personal things. When you’re in treatment, your ratio goes outside and it became a big issue. I wasn’t cheating at all. I spent a lot of money in testing myself. It is what it is. It’s gone. No more TRT. Now, it’s TNT.”
“I want to. I don’t have anything to prove. I am who I am. Nobody can change that. Only you can change you. That’s how Vitor Belfort gets things done.”