With so many question in regards to testosterone use exemption in the sport of mixed martial arts, Vitor Belfort has seemed to become the face of the controversy after it was reported that he had been using the exemption for some time. Speaking with Fighters Only Magazine, Belfort explains that the UFC has always been aware of his use and has been monitoring every step of his use in order to assure that he does not go over the legal limits.
“The UFC always knew that I use, do not do it to cheat. I have medical monitoring and UFC also accompanies it. Never broken through any limits, always acted cleanly. I do blood tests every week to equal the testosterone levels of a person my age,” he tells Tatame.
“Many people are lying about treatment. I do not. I am in favour of people being open and fair in what they are doing.” – Fighters Only Mag
Following Belfort’s victory over Michael Bisping in Jan., UFC president Dana White had announced that the organization would take further precautions to make sure that no TRT-user would abuse the exemption.