Vitor Belfort is one picky fighter. After denying Tim Kennedy, Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida and then challenging Chael Sonnen, “The Phenom” will now likely fight his former Pride opponent Dan Henderson on a UFC in Brazil card on November 9th. No contract has been signed as of last night, but the two have verbally agreed “on principle” to the match.
No weight class has been decided at this time as well, with both said to be ‘able’ to fight at 185 or 205. Henderson has said prior however that he would prefer finishing his career at light heavyweight.
The first time the two had went to war it was Oct. 2006. Hendo would prove to be dominant with his wrestling, taking a unanimous decision victory. After the contest, Belfort would be caught with the steroid 4-hydroxytestosterone, earning him a nine-month suspension and a $10,000 fine.
Belfort now currently uses testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). which is a usual requirement indicative of long-term steroid use, which is why Nevada state athletic commission director Keith Kizer does not believe he would approve Belfort testosterone use exemption (TUE), should he fight in Vegas. Further, it has been reported that Henderson is now off TRT after years of use, and fought Rashad Evans without a TUE.