Dana White laughs at Vitor Belfort’s request to fight at UFC 175, says he’s ‘fooling himself’

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

UFC President Dana White spoke with members of the media following UFC 172, where he discussed the "hilarious" comments made by Vitor Belfort, and explained that the Brazilian is still a long way from getting licensed in Nevada.

While Vitor Belfort claims to have completed all the necessary drug tests to secure licensure in the State of Nevada, Dana White found the Brazilian's statements downright laughable.

The former UFC light-heavyweight champion recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his current position with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and claimed that he had completed all the necessary drug test required by the NSAC,  albeit entirely under his own supervision and not officially through the commission.

"I did all the tests that Nevada requires," Belfort said. "I did it on my own, and I passed them all. There is nothing in my system anymore. God has blessed me. I'm ready now, and I'm waiting. Since they canceled (Weidman vs. Machida) in May, there is nothing else to do. Give me what is mine."

Belfort was subjected to a random drug test administered by the NSAC three weeks before his removal from the UFC 173 main event. The result for that test was never revealed. The commission would soon take the decision to ban TRT in combat sports, which helped create the domino effect that ultimately saw Belfort removed from the title fight.

White found Belfort's statements "hilarious," and would later explain that he was a long way from getting licensure in Nevada.

"He's gotta solve his problems with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and when he does that, we'll figure it out. He's got a lot of work to do. That [expletive] just doesn't happen like that. You've got to get on the agenda. He's got a lot of work to do.

"He's fooling himself if that's what he really thinks, he took a couple of home tests and he's ready to roll. Or whatever he did."

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