Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/6/13
Despite what the rumor mill had suggested over the weekend, Vitor Belfort (Pictured) did not flunk his “UFC on FX 7” drug test. We all now know Thiago Tavares is the guilty party. However, that doesn’t mean Belfort escaped the MMA headlines. The UFC has confirmed the 35-year-old received a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in his TKO victory over Michael Bisping. “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 UFC expressed in their official statement. “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.” This explains why Belfort sidestepped the TRT question prior to his bout with Bisping. The promotion didn’t reveal how long Belfort has been on the ...
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