Literally, in this case, as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort is calling for division kingpin Chris Weidman to fork over some plasma ahead of their UFC 173 title fight, which takes place on May 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because "The Phenom" (via MMA Fighting) wants it to be "fair."
"I don't believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support. And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp. My opponent is coming off victories, but that doesn't bother me because I'm also coming off convincing wins. I think we'll have a good fight. As Carlson (Gracie) used to say: be ready for a war in the air on the ground and on the water. That's how I feel for some time. I feel ready to beat anyone. I'm not saying that to boost my confident. I really feel ready."
What's good for the juice is good for the gander.
Belfort has been persecuted for his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) over the past 12 months, largely in part because there isn't a middleweight contender on the planet who can stand with him and live to tell the tale. In fact, his three consecutive head-kick knockouts are what earned him a crack at the crown over Memorial Day Weekend.
But will the Nevada State Athletic Commission grant him a therapeutic use exemption (TUE)?
If it does, you can expect the Brazilian to undergo rigorous blood testing -- which has been known to pop its share of abusers -- so "The Phenom" would like to enjoy a level playing field in regards to his future pay-per-view (PPV) partner in "Sin City."
Where you at, Chris?