UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is not a fan of testosterone replacement therapy and says that he is glad that Vitor Belfort will be tested when the two clash in Las Vegas later this year.
“He’s failed a drug test before,” Weidman told Fox Sports.. “He’s on TRT now. I don’t agree with TRT to begin with, so him failing a drug test and being on TRT, I don’t really like it. So I appreciate there will be a commission making sure he’s doing things right.”
The bout will take place in Las Vegas and will be regulated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which will then monitor Belfort’s doctor perscribed used of TRT.
Belfort, 36, is coming off three sensational knockout victories in 2004 over Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson. He has looked young, fast and powerful in his fights .
Weidman, however, doesn’t want anything to do with TRT.
“I’m not a big TRT guy,” Weidman told Fox Sport. “I don’t think TRT belongs in our sport. I don’t like it. I don’t have the highest testosterone in the world, and I wouldn’t take it. I feel just fine where I’m at. Some people would probably tell me to take testosterone, but I wouldn’t do it.
“I don’t have high testosterone at all. I’m completely fine. I guarantee his testosterone on TRT is two or three times higher than mine. I wake up and I work hard two or three times a day. I don’t feel that there’s a need for it, and if it comes to point where you need it, then you retire, you don’t fight. Fighting is a sport where strength is important, and if you’re going to have extra testosterone, especially after you’ve been caught cheating, it’s unfair.”
Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva twice in 2013.