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Vitor Belfort: I will stop using TRT to fight the winner of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman rematch

Vitor Belfort is not welcome in Las Vegas (says this guy), but "The Phenom" has a plan that could change all that.

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort wasn't kidding when he said he would do anything to get another 185-pound title shot.

Even stop his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

"The Phenom" has been the mixed martial arts (MMA) community's whipping boy following his admission of the controversial treatment, but insists he's only following the advice of his physician. At age 36, Belfort has never looked -- or performed -- as well as he has in recent month.

But he's willing to give all that up if it means getting one last crack at the crown.

MMA Fighting translates a report from UOL:

Belfort wants to fight the winner or Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva, who meet at UFC 168, and he would accept to stop using TRT if that's one of the conditions on him earning the shot at the gold.

"I've already said that, if they agree with it, I would (stop doing TRT)," he said. "No problem at all. If they want me to get there with a disadvantage, that's okay."

The Brazilian just wants a fair shake, nothing more and nothing less.

Before Belfort can eyeball the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 2, which takes place at UFC 168 in December, the longtime combat sports veteran will first have to dispose of Dan Henderson in a 205-pound match-up in the main event of UFC Fight Night 32 later this month in Brazil.

And he'd still need to leapfrog a couple of other red-hot Brazilians in the form of Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo Souza.

But that's a discussion for another time, as Henderson looks to go two-up on "The Phenom" on FOX Sports 1. Then who knows, as "Hendo" -- who recently ditched TRT for this fight -- has been known to ask for his share of title shots, as well.