Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Vitor Belfort (pictured) isn’t the first UFC fighter to take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), but it appears Belfort is the one getting the most heat from the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.  UFC president Dana White has teeter-tottered on the controversial subject over the years. When he abruptly cut Nate Marquardt in June 2010, White admitted “Nate the Great” may have used TRT as a performance-enhancing drug (PED) because Marquardt was so far beyond the legal limits when he flunked his pre-fight drug exam. As recently as six months ago, White did an about-face claiming to be fine with TRT as long as fighters submitted their doctor’s notes to athletic commissions in order to be granted a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) to be on it for their upcoming scraps. However, last month White decided to take a firm stance against any of their athletes who claim to need TRT in order to compete. White said the company would begin to rigorously and randomly test TRT fighters throughout
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