Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, was recently asked about Vitor Belfort and his use of testosterone replacement therapy. Belfort, a former UFC champion, was given an exemption for his January fight in Brazil, and likely will be given another when he faces Luke Rockhold later this year.
But, if “The Phenom” agrees to compete in Las Vegas, he could do so without the TRT, according to Kizer.
“I don’t see Vitor Belfort getting a TRT exemption from us,” said Kizer, in an interview with Bleacher Report. “I really don’t and I feel kind of bad for him in some ways because if he has learned from his mistakes and now he’s trying to do it the right way and his levels are low with the treatment, good for him.”
Kizer was referencing a 2006 suspension for Belfort after he tested positive for 4-hydroxytestosterone after a loss to Dan Henderson. He received a nine-month suspension and fine for the infraction.