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Surprise! NSAC surfaces in Florida, tags UFC 184 headliner Vitor Belfort with random blood and urine test

Chris Trotman

Sounds like Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is finally making good on its promise.

UFC 184 headliner Vitor Belfort was hit with a surprise drug test earlier this week in Florida, when the commission sent collectors to show up unannounced and ask for samples of both blood and urine. "The Phenom," according to a report from Yahoo! Sports, was cooperative and complied with both requests.

Now all we can do is wait.

The results will be made available in approximately two weeks, and Belfort is expected to get tested again by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) after heading to Los Angeles, Calif., for his UFC 184 main event against middleweight champion Chris Weidman, scheduled for Feb. 28, 2014.

Assuming this first test returns a negative result.

The Brazilian was popped for elevated testosterone earlier this year and had to face a NSAC disciplinary hearing. One of the conditions of obtaining his licence to compete was that Belfort would A) not compete anywhere but Las Vegas for his initial fight and B) adhere to strict drug testing (more on that here).

Sounded good at the time.

Then UFC announced "The Phenom" was headed to L.A. with absolutely no testing from Nevada and the shit hit the proverbial fan. Not just from Weidman, but from a good portion of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community, as well. I guess those cries were heard and NSAC is finally following through.

The rest is up to Belfort.

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