UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort was asked for his thoughts on the controversial practice of testosterone replacement therapy leading up to a fight with Michael Bisping last month at UFC on FX 7. Though the 35-year old Belfort didn’t flat out deny using TRT himself, he didn’t condemn it either despite having tested positive for banned substances in the past.
Now it appears there was a good reason why, as the UFC has confirmed Belfort received an exemption for TRT prior to his bout with Bisping.
To dispel rumors that have been circulated, Zuffa wishes to clarify that Vitor Belfort’s drug test results were negative and did not indicate the presence of any performance enhancing drugs.
Belfort has been on a medically approved testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) regimen under the supervision of a medical doctor from the State of Nevada, after being diagnosed with hypogonadism, or low testosterone. The purpose of a medically administered TRT regimen is to allow patients with hypogonadism to maintain testosterone levels within a range that is normal for an adult male.
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