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Belfort Accuses Weidman of PED Use

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It appears as if Vitor Belfort isn’t done feuding with former opponent Chris Weidman.

“The Phenom” — who lost his chances at claiming Weidman’s crown in May after the champion stopped him in under three minutes — isn’t keeping quiet about Weidman’s ongoing PED accusations.

The elite 185-pound fighters finally met at UFC 185 after three failed attempts to engage in a title match. The first opportunity fell apart after both the UFC and the NSAC outlawed therapeutic use of testosterone — a controversial supplement Belfort became associated with in recent years. Unable to handle the immediate physical changes of quitting TRT cold turkey, Belfort’s title fight was pushed back.

But Weidman, a long and vocal opponent of performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports, took exception to the fact that Belfort’s testosterone levels were four times higher than his own in the weeks leading up to the fight. In one of his more candid moments, Weidman snapped — questioning how “clean” Belfort was based on the test results.

Four months later, Belfort’s questioning his former opponent for the very same reason.

“Did he stop cycling? Wasn’t him the one to stop cycling, because his testosterone was low?” Belfort said in Sao Paulo via MMAFighting. “I was doing a treatment and paid the price. But have you ever thought about it, or no? Nobody ever talked about it. My levels were normal, his levels were low. How a kid at his age has low testosterone?”

 But he didn’t just stop at pointing the finger at the champion; the 38-year-old former champion called on just about every fighter competing in mixed martial arts.

“The reality is everybody was doing cycling, with their testosterones,” Belfort said. “I didn’t hide anything. You all knew what I was doing, I was doing a treatment. And I still have the deficiency, I’m working with supplements and food. I have a life of sacrifice. I don’t have a normal social life. I won’t reveal my secret, and my doctor’s secret, but we have been using natural things to meet this demand.”

Belfort meets Dan Henderson in the main event at UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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