Originally written May 07, 2014 on Tha Sports Junkies 101:
  Vitor Belfort (photo credit: tbn3.gstatic.com via Google Images)   Vitor Belfort has publicly announced that he has passed his drug tests and has been cleared to fight, but only in Brazil. Dr. Marcio Tannure, Medical Director of the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) and UFC Brazil, has confirmed that CABMMA administered tests on Belfort and that the results were satisfactory. Well then, it’s settled. Or is it? Dr. Tannure has confirmed that CABMMA is modeled after the Nevada State Athletic Commission, adding the disclaimer that they have no obligation to follow NSAC decisions. Dr. Tannure has indeed seen fit to be creative in the decisions he does make. A recent decision costing Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva nine months of his career and possibly a $50,000.00 bonus, all because the good doctor advised him to continue TRT injections immediately before UFC Fight Night. All things considered, it appears that CABMMA has some glaring holes in it’s protocol and philosophy, many of Dr. Tannure’s comments sounding like Capitol Hill quality double speak. He asserts himself as adamant that all fighters will be tested pre-fight, but qualifies his response by saying that exceptions will be granted and that methods for dealing with the presence of anabolic steroids and androgenic steroids will be markedly different. Of added concern is Tannure’s evasive response when asked what accredited facility will be evaluating the tests. He will only go so far as to say that the tests will be evaluated, refusing to release additional information due to medical privacy. According to Belfort, none of this is even relevant. He says he has taken the tests on his own and passed them all with flying colors: “There is nothing in my system anymore.  God has blessed me. I’m ready now.” He further adds that the Holy Spirit has given him everything he needs and that he is training like an animal. One could speculate just what animal Belfort feels he is mimicking, it is no doubt considerably different than the animal those observing him are visualizing. Simply by looking at the chain of events and his maniacal rantings, it has become increasingly difficult to empathize with Belfort. Once you also consider his blatant unwillingness to be forthcoming with supposed “results” and that, for all intents and purposes, he has fled to avoid contact with stateside athletic agencies, his actions render him somewhat unbelievable altogether.  
PLAYERS: Vitor Belfort
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

Report: Carson Palmer's nerve injury 'still lingering'

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision, will learn from it

Tiger Woods to open restaurant in Florida next year

Royals beat A's in extras, win first playoff game since '85

Mark Davis: Raiders head coaching job will be 'enticing'

Fan on Craigslist offers Nats playoff tickets for threesome

Brady snubs rookie Garoppolo after touchdown pass

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Ranking the NFL coaches already sitting on the hot seat

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

Aaron Rodgers says smoking gesture a tribute to Jay Cutler

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

Jeter introduces 'The Players Tribune,' 'The Voice of the Game'

Grading each NFL's team's play at quarter-season mark

MLB.com posts wrong story saying A's won game

WATCH: Brett Favre in new nose hair trimmer commercial

WATCH: Michigan students protest, call for AD to be fired

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Could Jon Gruden return to Oakland?

Marlins: We're not trading Stanton

Study: 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Heckling fan sues Knicks over ejection

Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

This weekend in NFL stupid

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.