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VITOR BELFORT RUMORS

Split Decision: Should Vitor Belfort be given a title shot despite failed drug test?

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has landed in the headlines quite a bit lately, especially with the meeting held just over a week ago where they passed judgment on two prominent mixed martial artists as both Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort stood tall before the court after recent drug test failures. Belfort was a particularly interesting case because for the past two years he...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Takes Dig at Vitor Belfort’s Thinned Physique

Oh, that Chris Weidman is quite the jokester. Last month, Vitor Belfort claimed he no longer needed TRT because he traded in the controversial treatment for TNT. Just in case you don’t understand what the Brazilian is trying to say, Belfort swapped out synthetic testosterone injections for dynamite. Apparently, it appears Belfort dropped some pounds in the process – which Weidman...
Via 5thRound.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Weidman Opens as Massive Favourite Over Belfort

With Vitor Belfort finally cleared to fight again, he’ll get his long awaited title shot at UFC 181 on December 6th versus Chris Weidman.  But the deck is stacked against him in Vegas, according to the oddsmakers: Weidman opened at -425, meaning the smarts think he wins this fight 81% of the time.  The number […]
Via MMA Manifesto
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort Scheduled for UFC 181

Yesterday was an important day in the life and career of UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort. His hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission went as well as it possibly could have and Belfort will obtain his license to fight in Las Vegas if he stays clean between now and December. Belfort was supposed to fight Chael Sonnen earlier this summer but failed his NSAC administered drug...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Granted Fighter’s License

Some good news for Vitor Belfort and the UFC as ESPN is reporting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously voted to grant the fighter a license to compete. The decision will now allow Belfort to face middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, at UFC 181 on December 6th. Belfort was original scheduled to face Weidman back in May, but pulled out of the fight after the NSAC...
Via Ring Kings
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Gets License, Challenges Champ Chris Weidman at UFC 181

Just minutes after controversial middleweight Vitor Belfort (pictured) was granted his fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during Wednesday’s hearing, the UFC announced Belfort will challenge champion Chris Weidman for his crown at UFC 181. The December 6 event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It was high drama inside the media-packed...
Via 5thRound.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Champ Chris Weidman Could Be Sent to Brazil to Fight Vitor Belfort

What does Vitor Belfort (pictured) have on the UFC? Despite flunking February’s random drug test for elevated levels of testosterone, which essentially allowed Lyoto Machida to jump in front of him for a crack at UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Befort remains the division’s top contender. Not only that, UFC president Dana White revealed Friday that he’s open to sending...
Via 5thRound.com
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen fails drug test, is out of UFC 175

ESPN.com is reporting that Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and is out of his UFC 175 fight against Vitor Belfort. Sonnen tested positive for two illegal substances, Anastrozole and Clomiphene, which are two female drugs. Anastrozole is used to treat early stages of breast cancer and clomiphene is used in cases of female infertility. Sonnen took a random drug test from...
Via Between The Ropes
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs Henderson Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

The rebirth of The Phenom continues unabated, as Vitor Belfort scored another KO victory last night at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs Henderson, and also walked away with the biggest payday. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don't release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you...
Via MMA Manifesto
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort prepares for battle

Vitor Belfort is a spiritual man, who just so happens to also be one of the most talented and gifted fighters competing in the UFC today. Saturday in Goiania, Brazil, the man known as "The Phenom" will step into the Octagon for the third time this year, looking to build on his consecutive knockout victories over Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold when faces off with Dan...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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