Report: Vitor Belfort Passes Random Drug Test in Advance of UFC 184
By FCF Staff
Vitor Belfort has cleared another hurdle, in advance of his middleweight title fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 184, as the challenger has reportedly passed a random drug test he recently took.
Earlier this month it was revealed that the Nevada State Athletic Commission had submitted a random test to Belfort, while the fighter was training in Florida. According to a follow up report from ESPN.com, the commission has confirmed that both Belfort’s urine and blood samples tested negative for a banned substances. In addition, Belfort’s testosterone levels were found to be in the acceptable range.
Belfort was granted a license to fight in Nevada several months ago, but it was conditional upon the fighter receiving and passing random drug tests. Belfort is a former testosterone-replacement-therapy user, who reportedly tested for elevated levels of testosterone earlier this year. TRT was banned by the Nevada Commission not long after.
The Weidman-Belfort fight was scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on December 6th, but after the champion injured his hand, the bout was moved to Los Angeles for February 28th.