Vitor Belfort says Chris Weidman should be blood tested before UFC 173 'to be fair'

Ethan Miller

In response to his application for a TRT exemption, the next middleweight challenger says "The All American" should be undergoing the same testing schedule as him.

Having gone 4-0 at 185 lbs. since his last shot at the title, Vitor Belfort is set for another go at the middleweight title. This time around he's scheduled to face off against Chris Weidman in the champ's second attempt to defend the strap.

Throughout his most recent run to contention, Belfort been heavily criticized for his use of testosterone replacement therapy. He defends his use of the treatment as a medical necessity and claims he's one of the most tested fighters in the UFC. In fact, he told MMA Fighting that he believes the champion should be tested more heavily prior to their fight:

"I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support," Belfort told MMAFighting.com. "And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp."

Belfort is currently in the process of applying for a therapeutic use exemption for TRT from the NSAC. As the sanctioning body for UFC 173 on May 24, it will be up to the Nevada commission whether or not they'll allow him to take the synthetic testosterone as he prepares for the fight.

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