Vitor Belfort Comments on February Drug Test Results – His Testosterone Level Was Above Therapeutic Range
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.06.2014
Check out the statement...
- Vitor Belfort released the following statement today, regarding his February drug test results. There had been reports that Belfort failed the test, which led to the TRT exemptions in MMA being ended. Here is what he posted on Instagram and the full statement...
As I always said I have nothing to hide from anyone. I am releasing my statement along with all my privates test results (click the link below.) Looking forward to get my license in Nevada and fight in July. Thank you all! http://tiny.cc/myh1gx
VITOR BELFORT STATEMENT:
In anticipation for my hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), I want to
address questions concerning a drug test I took back on February 7, 2014, that was requested by
At the time that test was taken, I was considering ﬁling for a therapeutic use exemption
(TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) from the NSAC. While I had not made
formal application for a TUE, the NSAC nonetheless requested I take the test and I willingly
complied. I further conﬁrmed to the NSAC, in writing, the widely known fact that I was then
presently on TRT and had been for many years leading up to that test and that I had further taken
the TRT dosage recommended by my doctors the day prior.
The results of the February 7, 2014, test indicated that my testosterone level was above
the therapeutic range. While levels slightly outside the normal therapeutic range are not
uncommon for some undergoing a TRT regimen, and my doctors immediately modiﬁed my
therapy to return me to within the therapeutic range (as you can see the 22nd February test results
was normal), I do want to acknowledge that the February 7, 2014 test indicated my level was
above the range.
Since that February 7, 2014 test, I have taken several subsequent tests, in late February,
March, April and May, and the results of each test indicate my levels were either normal or
below normal. To avoid any ambiguity, I am releasing, along with this statement, the results of
all the test noted above and will provide the same to NSCA for their consideration as part of my
licensing application. I further welcome any additional testing that the NSAC deems appropriate
and necessary with respect to being granted the privilege of a license to ﬁght here in the State of
Shortly thereafter, on February 27, 2014, the NSAC banned all TRT and I stopped my
TRT treatment that very same day. Now that I am applying for a license in Nevada, I don't want
any clouds hanging over my ability to compete and I understand it is my responsibility to prove
to the NSAC that I have the requisite ﬁtness to be licensed in Nevada.
I truly appreciate and thank the Commission for considering my application, and I look
forward to providing any information and answering any questions that the NSAC might have on
June 17. And if the NSAC sees ﬁt to grant my application, I look forward to ﬁghting on July 5,
2014 in Las Vegas and again proving that I am one of the best ﬁghters in the world.