Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has remained silent long enough following the release of information stating that he used testosterone replacement therapy prior to defeating Michael Bisping last month. Belfort is scheduled to face Luke Rockhold later this year in Brazil, and let it be known that if his fellow fighters don’t agree with him receiving a therapeutic exemption to use TRT, they don’t need to fight him.
“This will be last time that I will talk about TRT,” Belfort posted earlier Sunday on his Twitter page. “I never hide from the UFC that I was on the treatment but I admit that I didn’t admit to the press. I confess that this was my mistake I am MEN enough to admit my mistakes. So from now on, guys please don’t fight me if u going to use this as a execuse that’s it. I never lie and never hide from UFC.”
Several fighters have been granted an exemption, which places them under strict testing leading up to the fight. However, Belfort had previously been suspended for using a banned substance, which would make it seem more difficult for him to receive the exemption.
Belfort later took down the messages, but did leave one up that read, “GET IT OVER!! A KICK ON THE HEAD DOESN’T HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH TRT This call (skill).”