Vitor Belfort Says He Took Higher Dosage of Hormones the Day Before Failing Drug Test
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.30.2014
He says it's bad timing...
Vitor Belfort spoke with MMA Fighting about his failed drug test in February that cost him a UFC title fight with Chris Weidman this weekend at UFC 175. Check out the highlights:
On why he failed the test: "I was doing a hormonal treatment and they asked for to do a drug test as if I were any other person. I took the shot the day before in Las Vegas. I usually took the dosage throughout a week, but this day I took the whole weekly dosage. So, on that day, my levels were a little high, but nothing absurd. The limit was 1,100, and I was at 1,200."
On whether he's clean: "Someone asked me the other day: ‘Vitor, are you clean now?' I was never dirty. I never did anything illegal, anything wrong. I never ran away from a test, I did everything I had to do. I even did that letter, applied for a license. I had no license in Nevada, but I was applying for one. I was always straight honest and correct not only with me, but with my family, coaches, fans and the UFC, who was by my side."
On when he'll appear in front of the NSAC: "I don't know yet. I'm still waiting. All the exams were done, now it's time to wait for (the date of) my next fight and where it's going to be. I want to be able to get my license in Nevada even because I'm doing everything, and I'm available for anything they need."