UFC: Vitor Belfort Willing To Get Off TRT For A Middleweight Title Shot

By Jeremy Green
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Vitor Belfort has dramatically resurrected his career as of late. His latest two outings inside the UFC were spectacular as he finished both Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold via head kicks. Belfort also seems to be in phenomenal physical condition which is a testament to his hard work.

Some, however, feel a lot of his recent success is due to his TRT usage. Belfort has received the right to use TRT during training so long as he doesn’t go over the designated levels. Still, many fighters and fans feel it’s an unfair advantage as they feel it allows him to recover quickly during training camps.

There’s always going to be a debate about TRT and how it can make a fighter better, but Belfort still holds strong about his beliefs, saying it’s the technique and hard work that is to explain his recent successes inside the octagon.

But it appears that if Belfort is given a chance to fight for the middleweight title, he will scrap TRT from his regiment altogether. This news comes from UOL, where Belfort described his thoughts about a potential title fight:

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

Currently, Belfort is set to face Dan Henderson in the light heavyweight division, a bout that could end in dramatic fashion. It will be interesting to see if Belfort can get a win, because if he does, his stock certainly rises even more once he transitions back down to the middleweight division where a title shot may be waiting. And it will be interesting to see how he fares off TRT since he’s been using it for quite some time now.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.

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