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Old 08-30-2013, 02:57 PM
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Default Vitor Belfort says TRT isnít the reason why heís fighting in Brazil



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Vitor Belfort returns to Brazil this fall, but you canít blame testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for that.

Belfort fights in Brazil for the fourth time over the last five fights when he headlines UFC Fight Night 32 card in Goiania against Dan Henderson on Nov. 9, and he says ticket sales are the reason why he wonít return to the United States anytime soon.

"A lot of fighters are on TRT right now, (but) everybodyís saying thatís why I fight there," Belfort said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "But I believe the reason why I fight in Brazil is because I sell a lot in Brazil. I miss fighting in Las Vegas and other places, but I donít see any problems that Iím not fighting (there) because I sell big in Brazil. Makes sense for them and makes sense for me."

For those who claim Belfort isnít well tested when he fights in Brazil, he has an answer for that. And "The Phenom" warns Henderson that, if he applies for TRT, he will have to do some extra tests.

"Brazil is the only place that they do blood tests after the fight," he said. "Now, Iím fighting a guy whoís on TRT too. They are very surprised that they will have to test blood too. Two months before the fight I have to do blood tests, at least once a month. I do that on my own every week too. Itís important. Iím just trying to be fair with everybody and also with myself."

Despite not giving too many interviews in the past months, claiming he would just "wait in silence" for his next fight, Belfort used his personal Twitter to call out a couple opponents. Dana White even said Vitor Belfort drives him "crazy" for calling out Chris Weidman and Chael Sonnen, but the Brazilian says they are good now.

"I believe we all make mistakes," he said. "I made mine and I think the key of life is just recognize your mistakes. Once you recognize it, you solve it. Sometimes itís just differences and things like that. I spoke with (Dana) and asked him to forgive anything I did. It was good. We have a big fight, weíre happy. I donít need to tell how much I am a company guy, how much I worked hard for the UFC inside and outside the cage. Iím very happy and blessed to work the biggest promotion of the world. And I honor my commitments.

"The bottom line is I know where I can stand, what I have to do. I really apologize whatever I did. Iím here to do my job. They offered me this fight and I think itís great. I will always be there for them."

Belfortís "next job" is on Nov. 9 in Goiania, and heís ready to face another "lion" inside the Octagon.

"Iím very happy to have that rematch," said Belfort. "Not a lot of guys give me rematches. Itís my first in the UFC so Iím excited. Heís a lion. Iím facing a lion, so I have to be ready. Henderson is fighting five rounds with tough guys, going after guys, not backing off. Dan Henderson is a great fighter. I have to be ready and prepared, focused, and thatís what Iím doing."
Almost makes you think Brazil's being legit with drug testing, right?
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