Michael Bisping - UFC on Fox 2

Michael Bisping

When reports kicked up that a UFC on FX 7 fighter failed his drug test for the event on Jan. 19 in Brazil, rumors started flying, pointing the finger at Vitor Belfort, who defeated Michael Bisping in the main event.

As it turns out, it was Thiago Tavares that tested positive, not Belfort.

Belfort has still come under much scrutiny, however, when it became public that he had a therapeutic use exemption for Testosterone for that fight.

Bisping has long been a critic of TRT usage in mixed martial arts, and while he makes no excuses for his loss to Belfort, the brash British fighter did recently release an official statement about Belfort’s “legal” TRT usage.

Official Michael Bisping Statement on Vitor Belfort:

As some of you may know, I’ve just got back to Orange County from filming a movie in England.   There have been dozens and dozens of interview requests and tweets about the recent news.

I’m back in England next week for the UFC on FUEL show, and right now all I really want to do is see my family, especially my daughter, who turned just turned 10 (happy birthday, Elle!). So, I wanted to do a short statement here and then move on to my fight with Alan Belcher, April 27th at UFC 159.  

Here’s what I’ve got to say:

As I said right after the fight, I lost because I made a mistake and Vitor took advantage of it. It sucks. I don’t like it, but that was the result. I lost. Bottom line.

Over the past couple years, and even right before the fight, I have made my views on TRT very, very clear.  I don’t feel that I need to go into depth about it again right now.  All I have to add, about this specific instance, is that it is very disappointing that someone who was caught cheating with testosterone in the past, now gets to use testosterone legally.  A well known side effect of steroids is that it reduces testosterone, so I don’t understand how it would make sense to then grant someone an exemption to then increase testosterone. 

All that being said, I am not here to make excuses or cry over spilled milk.  I fight in the best organization in the world, The UFC, and am very excited to work and earn a title fight, the right way.  That process starts by whooping Alan Belcher’s ass at UFC 159 on Saturday, April 27th, live on PPV.  

Thanks everyone for their support – can’t wait to spend some time with British UFC fans in London next week and I will be back, better than ever.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Joanna Jedrzejczyk looking to make statement at UFC 193 (Yahoo Sports)

  • 15 days ago

From Yahoo Sports: The strawweight champion plans to put on a show and capitalize on the immense exposure from top draw Ronda Rousey. read news >>

UFC 193 live and official weigh-in results

  • 18 days ago

MELBOURNE, Australia – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s UFC 193 fighter weigh-ins, which take place at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Get text-only results inside. File read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77 winner Vitor Belfort: I’m still on TRT – True Revival Touch

  • 19 days ago

SAO PAULO – With his second knockout of Dan Henderson via head kick, Vitor Belfort earned a career milestone, earning his 12th knockout inside the UFC’s octagon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Tweets of the Week - 11/6

  • 21 days ago

A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>

Video replay: UFC Fight Night 77 fighter weigh-ins in Sao Paulo

  • 21 days ago

SAO PAULO – Check out a video replay of today’s official fighter weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 77.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Former UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher announces retirement

  • 21 days ago

Out of action for the past two-and-a-half years, Alan Belcher today made it official: He’s officially retired.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 145 live video stream and official results (6:45 p.m. ET)

  • 21 days ago

ST. LOUIS – Bellator 145 takes place today, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6:45 p.m. ET (3:45 p.m. PT).Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77 live and official weigh-in results

  • 21 days ago

SAO PAULO – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 77 fighter weigh-ins. Get live results beginning at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 Weigh-In Streaming Live at 4 p.m. ET

  • 21 days ago

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson streaming live from Sao Paulo, Brazil at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Friday. read news >>

Bellator 145 official weigh-in results and live stream (7 p.m. ET)

  • 22 days ago

ST. LOUIS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s Bellator 145 fighter weigh-ins, which take place at Ballpark Village in St. Louis. Catch a live stream of the proceedings inside at 7 read news >>