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Michael Bisping disappointed by decision to allow Vitor Belfort’s TRT use

Belfort v BispingUFC middleweight Michael Bisping has been an outspoken opponent of testosterone replacement therapy for a long time, arguing it is closer to cheating than a legitimate practice based on the results countering against the natural effects of aging. As chance would have it, the very man to beat Bisping last month – Vitor Belfort – was granted an exemption for TRT prior to their pairing, marking the third time “The Count” has come up short against an adversary subscribing to the controversial practice.

Bisping recently addressed the issue on his website in hopes of clearing the air before turning his full focus towards a bout with Alan Belcher at UFC 159, saying he had been left scratching his head by Belfort’s approval for TRT at UFC on FX 7 after failing a drug test for PEDs in 2006.

“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,” wrote the baffled Brit. “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.”

Though Bisping’s issue with Belfort’s behavior is understandable, the 33-year old isn’t looking for sympathy and won’t be making any excuses for the defeat.

“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,” Bisping concluded.

Bisping’s full statement can be found below:

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.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

3 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    This took longer then I thought it would

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  • Angry Mike says:

    First he says he lost because he made a mistake. That implies TRT had nothing to do with the loss. But then he goes on to call Belfort a cheater, which suggests there was something unfair about their fight. He’s trying to sound noble while complaining. I think that on a cellular level, the guy is a whiner who thinks the loss was because the other guy had to cheat to beat him. If he can’t be graceful in defeat, he should stay quiet to avoid looking like a jerk.

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    I think I remember him saying something like he dont care if he is taken rocket fuel, nothting is going to stop him from beating/kicking some sort of ass or stoping him from some goal/title shot……..

    Alpha your right. It did take him longer then I thought as well too.

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