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Thread: Vitor Belfort wants to replace Lyoto Machida in UFC 175 main event

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    CABMMA: Vitor Belfort is cleared to fight in Brazil
    "He can fight here, no problem, but he can’t use TRT," Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) medical director Dr. Marcio Tannure told MMAFighting.com. "Since he doesn’t have a license to use TRT anymore, he would be tested like any other fighter."

    If he’s scheduled to fight in Brazil, Belfort wouldn’t be tested throughout his camp like in his three previous fights in his native country, when he stopped Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson. He would even be cleared by the commission to headline The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale card on May 31.

    "As far as license with the (CABMMA), he would be able to fight no problem," he said. "He would be tested like any other fighter. If he failed any test, he would be suspended like any other regular fighter."

    Belfort hopes to fight the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida for the UFC middleweight title when he returns to the Octagon later this year, but he will probably will face issues with athletic commissions in the United States.

    FOX Sports reported in March that the Brazilian will likely need to reveal the result of the "irrelevant" surprise drug test he was asked to take by the NSAC during the World MMA Awards in February. Belfort is the only one who could reveal the result of the test, but it’s unlikely that CABMMA would ask for it.

    "Every commission has its standards," Dr. Tannure said. "I don’t know which test he did and what was the result, so I can’t talk about it and which criteria they’re considering in (Belfort’s) case."

    "Every time a fighter that tested positive in the past applies for a license in Nevada is tested again, and we will adopt that here as well," he continued. "This is an interesting criteria, and we will also do it, but (Belfort) never tested positive here."
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/5/7/...ight-in-brazil
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    lolz still trying to hide in the shady brazil commission

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    Dunno if it was posted here, but Jorgensen's petition for an NC on the headbutt that preceded the RNC in the Formiga fight was denied by the Brazilian commission.....

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    Vitor Belfort doesn't think surprise drug test will stop him from getting Nevada license
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/5/14...-stop-him-from
    "My intention is to fight for the belt," Belfort told MMAFighting.com. "I got a license in Brazil from the exams I did. What I want now is get licenses in every state because the UFC is a global company, and I want to fight whenever there’s a fight. If I need a license to fight in Mars, I’m ready."

    Belfort hasn’t contacted the NSAC to apply for a license yet, but he’s planning to do it soon.

    "We’re going to contact them, as we’re going to contact every other state commission," he said. "I’m focused on a goal, and every day is time to smash the grapes."

    UFC president Dana White shut down Belfort’s attempt to replace Machida and fight Weidman on July 5, saying that "that shit just doesn't happen like that" and "he's got a lot of work to do."

    "My friend, I never had anything easy in my life," Belfort responded. "I’m not worried if it’s going to be easy or not. The important thing is speaking the truth. Everybody respects each other and do what is right, as I always did. Even Dana White said I was the most tested fighter (in 2013), and now I’m OK now (with TRT ban)."

    "Some things are out of my control so I don’t think about it, brother," he continued. "The secret of life is don’t waste time with things that are out of your control. My wife Joana (Prado) runs an office now, OTD Fight, and they take care of everything for me. My focus is just training."

    Belfort, who turned 37 in April, will have to go through the comprehensive application process with commission review, when he asks for a license in Nevada, but he’s not worried about it.

    "The most expensive wine is Bordeaux," he said. "It’s the good old wine. That’s Vitor Belfort."

    Will the surprise drug test taken in February be an issue?

    "Not at all, even because I was in treatment," he responded. "The only thing is that I didn’t have the license (to use it) in Nevada.

    "I always did all the exams. When I was doing the TRT treatment I did exams every week, so I have all the history. That’s really serious and I have good doctors. I was always very responsible with that."

    Right before the next question about the result of the surprise test, the interview was interrupted. Joana Prado, Belfort’s wife, picked up the phone and said the fighter wouldn’t talk about it.

    "That (subject) is closed," Prado said. "You already have the answer from the lawyer, the UFC and everybody else."
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    LOL, the subject is so very NOT closed.

    Let's talk IF he gets the Nevada license, until then he can say whatever he wants and there's no way to validate or reject his comments. Vitor can literally say anything he wants about passing tests and getting licensed but until he ACTUALLY receives the appropriate documentation from commissions, it's all just conjecture.

    IMO, I think there's an obvious reason he hasn't tried to get licensed and am of the following that he'd be wise to fight in "International Waters"

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