Though he only threw one kick and a few follow-up punches, Vitor Belfort looked every bit as scary in his third fight against Dan Henderson as he did in his second fight against Henderson.
If nothing else, Belfort looked much better at UFC Fight Night 77 than he did at UFC 187 six months prior, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan said on his weekly podcast. That said, Rogan’s not entirely convinced Belfort — now competing in the post-TRT era — is as clean as he’d like people to believe.
“When you look at Vitor now, he definitely looks better in this fight then he did in the Chris Weidman fight,” Rogan said during The Joe Rogan Experience. “He looked more built, but he still didn’t look like he did when he was on TRT. But the question is, what is he doing now? If he needed testosterone replacement before how has his body recovered like this? Has he figured out some nutritional way to get around it or is he figuring out some undetectable way to use? No one knows. We’re not going to know unless he gets caught.”
Belfort fought several times while using the controversial treatment, defeating the likes of Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping and Henderson in emphatic fashion. Competing as a fighter well into his 30s, many questioned the morality behind Belfort — a former steroid user — to use the treatment.
“The Phenom’s” former use of TRT recently made headlines, as Deadspin reported he was allowed to compete against Jon Jones at UFC 152 after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone — a claim that he and the UFC deny.