Luke Rockhold: Why Won't Vitor Belfort Release His Drug Test Results?

UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold has been chomping at the bit for a rematch with Vitor Belfort for months now and has become even more adamant on the subject after his most recent win over Costas Philippou

The American Kickboxing Academy fighter called out "The Phenom" for never releasing the results of his Nevada State Athletic Commission-issued drug test when he spoke with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday (via Fighters Only).

"He didn't release his test [results] and I think that speaks volumes. If he didn't [fail the test] then why wouldn't he release the test results?" Rockhold asked. 

Rockhold, the last reigning Strikeforce middleweight champ, fought Belfort just under a year ago at UFC on FX 8 last May. 

Belfort dropped his American counterpart with a picture-perfect spinning heel kick and made sure he didn't recover by delivering hard punches on the ground. 

Despite getting finished decisively, Rockhold remains insistent that he would "redeem himself" in a rematch with the Brazilian knockout artist, per Bloody Elbow

Interestingly, Belfort just told MMA Fighting that did all the tests the NSAC requires on his own and passed them all.

He did not clarify if he was also referring to the February 7 drug test administered by the NSAC.

Belfort is currently angling to replace Lyoto Machida against Chris Weidman at UFC 175 on July 5, and while that option seems pretty unlikely, it is feasible that Belfort could face the winner at the end of the year. 

Meanwhile, Rockhold is set to clash with gritty cage veteran Tim Boetsch at UFC 172 Saturday evening, a task that should not be taken lightly. 

Will Rockhold be able to climb the ladder and earn his revenge against Belfort, or would a rematch just be a repeat of their first encounter? 

John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA editor for eDraft.com.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 205's Chris Weidman on Yoel Romero: 'I want to make him pay' for failed drug test

  • 29 days ago
  • 22 views

NEW YORK – Chris Weidman has been a career-long advocate of punishing steroid and banned substance users to the harshest degree no matter the circumstances around a test failure. He doesn’t feel any read news >>

Povetkin vs. Stiverne Heavyweight Title Fight to Go Ahead Despite Failed Drug Test | FIGHTLAND

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Canadian born Haitian boxer Bermane Stiverne shows his WBC heavyweight champion belt alongside the President of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman (Photo by Sáshenka Gutiérrez/EPA) The World Boxing Council ( read news >>

Povetkin vs. Stiverne Heavyweight Title Fight to Go Ahead Despite Failed Drug Test | FIGHTLAND

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Canadian born Haitian boxer Bermane Stiverne shows his WBC heavyweight champion belt alongside the President of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman (Photo by Sáshenka Gutiérrez/EPA) The World Boxing Council ( read news >>

Former Champ Luke Rockhold Reveals Outlook on Knee Injury | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 26 views

Former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold suffered a knee injury during training that prevented him from facing Jacare Souza at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne. read news >>

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, and... Brock Lesnar? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 33 views

Tim Kennedy took to Twitter to find a new UFC 206 opponent, even calling out the recently Goldberg-impaled Brock Lesnar! read news >>

Luke Rockhold Still Eyeing 'Jacare' Souza Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 12 views

Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced to pull out of his scheduled rematch against 'Jacare' Souza at UFC Fight Night 101 due to a knee injury. read news >>

Luke Rockhold Breaks Down McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov, Bisping vs. Romero, and More (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 688 views

Luke Rockhold talks about the recent injury, why he might be out longer than expected, who he wants upon his return, and some upcoming high-profile match-ups. read news >>

Luke Rockhold Predicts Yoel Romero Will Take Michael Bisping's Belt | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 63 views

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is expected to defend against Yoel Romero in his next fight. Former champ Luke Rockhold thinks he'll lose the belt. read news >>

Flyweight Matheus Nicolau's story behind a positive drug test

  • 9 days ago
  • 11 views

Flyweight Matheus Nicolau had just picked up his computer on a Thursday when he read an email he said felt like being hit by a bucket of cold water.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>