Vitor Belfort Says He Feels Like An Animal Without TRT
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.05.2014
But then says his opponent will have an advantage over him…
- Vitor Belfort recently spoke about life without TRT. Here are the highlights…
On Machida Getting a Title Shot: It makes no sense that (Machida) is fighting for the title. Jacare should be the one (fighting Weidman)," Belfort told Sensei Sportv in Brazil. "If there's a ranking, they should validate it. But the ranking does not exist, so we have to accept. Whoever has the belt will be my next opponent. That's a fact."
On Life Without TRT: "I feel like an animal," he said. "The Holy Spirit gives me everything I need. I'm training like an animal. Nobody trains harder than me. My hormone stays at 200 today, and the normal range is from 300 to 800. (TRT) raised my levels to a normal range according to the commission. My hormone was at the same level of my opponents', so they are in advantage now."
His Thoughts on TRT: " You have TRT in baseball, basketball and many other sports," he said. "Unfortunately, it became a myth (in MMA) because I was knocking people out. That was the problem, and not Chael Sonnen, Frank Mir and Dan Henderson using it. After TRT was banned, Dan Henderson fought Shogun (Rua) with TRT," Belfort continued. "That's funny because a Brazilian can't use TRT there (in the United States), but an American can fight here. If TRT exists in many others sports, why can't it exist in MMA? If gives you no advantage, it only puts you at the same level of the other athletes. People say ‘oh, so you should retire.' Yeah, you want me to retire so you won't get knocked out. I won't retire. I will be back and I will win."