Michael Bisping promised to offer up his thoughts on the recent news that Vitor Belfort was granted a testosterone replacement therapy exemption prior to their fight last month in Brazil at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping.
Belfort stopped Bisping in the second round, derailing “The Count’s” hopes for a shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. He returns to the Octagon in April to face Alan Belcher at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen.
Here is what Bisping had to say on the matter, via his own personal website:
As I said right after the fight, I lost because I made a mistake and Vitor took advantage of it. It sucks. I don’t like it, but that was the result. I lost. Bottom line.
Over the past couple years, and even right before the fight, I have made my views on TRT very, very clear. I don’t feel that I need to go into depth about it again right now. All I have to add, about this specific instance, is that it is very disappointing that someone who was caught cheating with testosterone in the past, now gets to use testosterone legally. A well known side effect of steroids is that it reduces testosterone, so I don’t understand how it would make sense to then grant someone an exemption to then increase testosterone.
Bisping, though, failed to use Belfort’s TRT use as an excuse for the loss, going on to say, “I am not here to make excuses or cry over spilled milk. I fight in the best organization in the world, the UFC, and am very excited to work and earn a title fight, the right way.”