Vitor Belfort Blames The UFC For His UFC 173 Withdrawal, Says He Never Gave Up His Slot

With the news that Nevada has banned all athletes from using TRT, Vitor Belfort, was removed from his UFC 173 title shot against Chris Weidman.

Vitor, took to his social media shortly after to assure fans that he didn’t pull out of the fight, the UFC made him:

Here’s his statement:

“I never give up the fight at UFC 173 and never said that. … The UFC decided to put another opponent in my place because I didn’t have time to fit the new rules of the NSAC. According to the UFC, I will face the winner of Weidman vs Lyoto within the new regulations of all the athletic commissions.

I’m sorry that this happened, and I appreciate the strength and understanding of all fans, sponsors, UFC and athletic commissions”

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