UFC President Vehemently Denies Rumors that Vitor Belfort Failed UFC on FX 7 Drug Test

February 3, 2013
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Vitor Belfort UFC 156There have been numerous rumors over the past couple of days that a fighter from the recent UFC on FX 7 event in Brazil failed his drug test.

Most of said rumors have zeroed in on Vitor Belfort.

Not true says UFC president Dana White, who confirmed there was a drug test related issue stemming from that event, but vehemently denied that it centered on Belfort.

“There wan an irregular test. Something was wrong,” White said at Saturday night’s UFC 156 post-fight press conference. “Whenever something wrong happens, or weird, (the samples) get retested and, usually, it’s not a good thing.

“It (expletive) was not Vitor Belfort. Yet, right now I bet if you talked to 100 people, 100 people will tell you that Vitor Belfort failed his drug test in Brazil. That’s (expletive).”

The issue had also been brought up to Belfort earlier in the day during a group interview with the UFC 156 media.

He also denied failing his drug test, saying that he thinks people are just jealous of the success a fighter of his age – he is 35 years old – had against a man like Michael Bisping, who was in line for a title shot.

White, while acknowledging that “something went wrong,” fell short of saying just exactly what went wrong. He did say that the results would be made public shortly.

“I do know the results. They’ll be out Monday.”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com  for all the latest UFC news as the story develops.

  • Advance*

    People are jealous? That’s always a good defense to use

  • Vitor has failed before so his credibility becomes an issue. I hope everything gets cleared up.

    • Mark McDowall

      Unfortunately once you get caught you area always tared with that brush. Guys like Vitor, Reem, Sonnen etc will always be some of the first names to be brought up when drugs are being discussed.

      Hopefully it gets cleared up soon. What I want to know is why that every foriegn event where UFC is doing the drug testing someone pops for something. Are they being too picky, or just really lucky with stupid fighters?

      • I don’t know how to clear his issue up except for letting a fighter guys if he test positive. Not saying don’t ever let them back in but let them go for ayear or so. This is making the sport look very bad whether your using for recovery reasons or size and strength.

        • Mark McDowall

          I think the only way out would be voluntary drug testing like Roy Nelson is pushing right now. Reem saying “I don’t have to test for the NSAC now so I’m not going to do it voluntarily”. That really makes him look bad especially since he’s under the microscope already for failing drug tests.