What a time to be alive!
Vitor Belfort has arguably felt the wrath of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media over the last two years because of his controversial use of the now-banned Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and his multiple failed drug tests.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight kingpin was referenced in a recent report, which highlighted a possible cover-up by the promotion that allowed "The Phenom" to face then 205-pound tour de force Jon Jones at the UFC 152 pay-per-view (PPV) in Sept. 2012.
"I was starting my treatment and had approval from my doctor and with the UFC. They need someone to step into the fight and I offer myself. I share all my tests -- all my exams -- with them and one went public. I think they share my privates. Everything got approval; I never hide anything from anybody, you know, in the media. I always receive them in my house. I always receive them very open and I talk about it and I never try to handle anything -- I share everything that I knew. In that fight, I approval from the UFC and the commission, you know, I had everything set. I came with no training to fight Jon Jones. I almost submit him in the fight and to tell you the truth, I don't know anything to say. This is the truth and I think when you deal with that, you just gotta know people say things and some people will say different things, but the truth is the truth. I learn in the bible that the truth [will] set you free. I'm not running away from the media. Ariel Helwani got invited, just like you guys, to do a private interview. He didn't want to come. We invited him to the press conference -- he didn't want to come... I'm still in the treatment. I'm still in TRT, but I have a new version for that. You guys want to hear? It's true revival touch. Make me alive, you've got to get that!"
However, that won't stop Henderson from stomping out the 38-year-old on his home turf inside inside Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 7, 2015.
According to him, that's just sour grapes from his past foes, who just make excuses.
"I feel I got too much heat because I was devastating the younger generation and that was their excuse. TRT doesn't teach you spinning head kick, head kick or how to knock people out. I never try to find excuse."
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