"I think it's all going to work out," White told media Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas. "I'm telling you, the whole Vitor thing, you guys know. Vitor drives me nuts, but Vitor has gotten a bad rap on this whole thing. He's gotten a bad rap."
Asked if much of that negative press has been self-imposed by withholding the results from the February drug test in Nevada, White insists Belfort isn't purposefully being secretive.
"He's not," said White. "When he showed up in Nevada the thing that was bad about that is he showed up and [the NSAC was] like, 'You're on testosterone?' 'Yea, I'm on testosterone. Everybody know that.' 'You shouldn't have come to Nevada until you were off it.' I'm so glad TRT is gone. So much better for the sport."
As for the results of the surprise drug screening Belfort was asked to take by the NSAC while appearing at the 2013 World MMA Awards, White says they're immaterial.
"It's absolutely irrelevant because I'm telling you right now we tested the s**t out of [Belfort] before every fight he fought," said White. "I don't remember at what point it was but I said, 'Believe me, we're going to put him through the wringer with the TRT thing' and we did. He complied to everything he was asked to do. He was tested. He was always within his limits. Vitor Belfort was never cheating."