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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.

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