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Vitor Belfort Fights In Brazil Because He Sells Tickets, Says “The Phenom”

Vitor Belfort doesn’t believe he only fights in Brazil because of his use of TRT.

Belfort, who will face Dan Henderson later this year at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson in Brazil, appeared The MMA Hour and discussed why he feels the UFC pairs him in matches outside of North America.

??A lot of fighters are on TRT right now, (but) everybody??s saying that??s why I fight there. But I believe the reason why I fight in Brazil is because I sell a lot in Brazil,” Belfort said. “I miss fighting in Las Vegas and other places, but I don??t see any problems that I??m not fighting (there) because I sell big in Brazil. Makes sense for them and makes sense for me.?

Belfort has previously tested positive for steroids in Las Vegas, and some believe he could have issues obtaining the exemption to use TRT if scheduled to compete again in Nevada.

Henderson, also a TRT user, did not apply for the exemption before his most recent fight.