Vitor Belfort was injecting himself with Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), but the truth is, he didn't even like it.
Sure, it made him look good, but "The Phenom" is actually much better off since abandoning the controversial treatment. Though it should be noted he stopped TRT at the insistence of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who outlawed it back in February.
Belfort talks to SporTv (via Bloody Elbow):
"It was better for me (the end of TRT) because I left a boring treatment that was bothering me, and now I'm stronger, lighter and faster. So, for me, it was wonderful. Doesn't matter what my blood says, nor the result of the blood test. What matters is what is in my head. I took 2014 to improve some techniques. I know that is hard to believe but I'm better now. I have been improving my skills, my kicks, my boxing, my endurance, my grappling, my strength and my footwork."
The Brazilian passed a random drug test earlier this month in South Florida.
Also getting a surprise visit from the commission was UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (details). The "All American" is set to defend his 185-pound strap against Belfort in the UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Feb. 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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