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NSAC's Keith Kizer: 'I don't see Vitor Belfort getting a TRT exemption from us'

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If Vitor Belfort wants to continue his mixed martial arts (MMA) career while receiving testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), he'll have to do it somewhere other than "Sin City," which just so happens to be home base of his employer, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

That's because "The Phenom" doesn't meet the requirements for the controversial treatment under the guidelines of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Any fighter previously popped for steroid abuse -- which is a contributing factor to low testosterone later on in life -- is immediately disqualified.

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer comments to Bleacher Report:

"I don't see Vitor Belfort getting a TRT exemption from us. I really don't and I feel kind of bad for him in some ways because if he has learned from his mistakes and now he's trying to do it the right way and his levels are low with the treatment good for him and I hope he is doing that. The rules are the rules and you have to draw the line somewhere."

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Post #1   3/6/13 9:36:23AM   

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I'm sure other states will realize the Draw Vitor brings to a UFC event and have no problem allowing him to fight at the elite level. Dumb

Post #2   3/6/13 11:30:15AM   

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Posted by postman

I'm sure other states will realize the Draw Vitor brings to a UFC event and have no problem allowing him to fight at the elite level. Dumb


UFC 152 wasn't a sell out (yeah yeah it's not in "other states")

I'm now waiting for a LightsOut post along the lines of "well that is why the UFC will always have him fight in Brazil because they don't give a shit about drug testing so Vitor can cheat all he wants."

anyways, I do agree with Kizer for once. It's not about the draw, its about upholding policies and not setting a precedence that will be exploited.

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Post #3   3/6/13 12:44:04PM   

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I doubt vitor cares. He can fight in other cities or countries

Sad for Vegas fans not too see him fight
They are the ones losing out

Post #4   3/6/13 1:57:22PM   

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Interesting if more Athletic commissions follow them, it makes getting caught for roids that more devastating.

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I'd like to see more states taking this stance. Vitor is a perfect example of someone who should not be allowed to use TRT and should be punished for it.

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Post #6   3/6/13 4:51:03PM