Sounds like the athletic commissions are picking on Vitor Belfort.
"The Phenom" is expected to challenge Chris Weidman for the middleweight title in the upcoming UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, which takes place on Sat., May 23, 2015 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And according to his conversation with the Brazilian media (via MMA Fighting), he's doing all the heavy lifting when it comes to pre-fight drug testing.
"In 2013, I was the only one (tested randomly). I was tested seven times for my fight with Weidman. Seven times. Did they test my opponent seven times? The funny thing is that everybody is clean, nobody do anything wrong. But when they started testing everybody, how many got caught? Forty percent? That shows that for the system to work, everybody has to be tested equally. If they come test me for my fight with Weidman, they have to go test Weidman as well on the same date, same time. That's an equal system. It has to be fair. It's not fair that they test me seven times and only test him once."
While the Brazilian has been singled out -- hence his cries of inequality -- it must also be noted that Belfort has failed a couple of drug tests in the past, whereas Weidman has been squeaky clean. Not that it matters at this point, as the promotion is going to start testing fighters across the board in July.
Anyone think Vitor has a legitimate gripe?