A couple of days after UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman said he’s worried his February 28th bout with Vitor Belfort will fall through, comes word that the latter has passed a recent, random drug test.
According to ESPN.com, Belfort’s blood and urine samples were clear of any banned substances. The 37 year-old’s testosterone levels were also normal…
If you recall, a few weeks ago it was reported that Belfort had been randomly tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. News of the test quickly made headlines, since it had also been revealed not long before, that Belfort had yet to be tested since he was licensed by the NSAC earlier this year.
When the commission decided to grant Belfort a license, they informed the former testosterone-replacement-therapy user that he would be randomly tested and frequently. It also told the punishing striker his next fight had to be in Nevada.
Belfort was originally scheduled to fight Weidman on December 6th in Las Vegas, but when the champ went down with a hand injury, the UFC asked the NSAC if they could move the fight to L.A. Permission was granted, and now the California Commission is also expected to test Belfort leading into UFC 184.
So, chances are this is probably the first of a few tests which Belfort is going to need to pass, if he hopes to throw down with Weidman on Febraury 28th.