Belfort to drop TRT use if given UFC title shot
MANILA, Philippines – Former UFC champion and future hall-of-famer Vitor Belfort is willing to let go of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) if he is given another shot at the UFC middleweight title.
The Brazilian "Phenom" has been undergoing TRT due to his low testosterone count. Other fighters, however, do not condone his TRT use, saying it gives him undue advantage.
Vitor believes he has done enough to be given the chance to compete for the UFC middleweight crown. He said that if his TRT use stands in the way, then he’ll drop it.
"I’ve already said that, if they (UFC) agree with it, I would [stop doing TRT]," he said in MMA Fighting. "No problem at all. If they want me to get there in a disadvantage, that’s ok.
His TRT use is one of the reasons why he hasn’t been fighting in the US since 2011.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission won’t allow the Brazilian to use TRT in Las Vegas since he failed a drug test due to hydroxytestosterone use.
"I’ve [been doing TRT] for three years," Belfort said. "I did some exams and they saw I had low testosterone levels. The doctor said ‘Vitor, we need to do something. I don’t know if you agree with this, but it’s important that you do it.’ And it was done."
“I’m in normal testosterone levels with TRT. That’s the treatment.”