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Dana White: Vitor Belfort's use of TRT won't prevent U.S. fight

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03:17 PM ET 05.24 | UFC President Dana White addressed the media at Thursday's UFC 160 media day. Among a number of other topics, White addressed the issue of what's next for Vitor Belfort now that he's knocked out Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8. In particular, White answered the question of whether Belfort would be eligible to even fight in America given his use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and past history testing positive in 2006 for elevated levels of testosterone. "Why wouldn't [the athletic commission] give him an exemption? That's up to them," White said. "The times he's done it, he's followed [the rules]. We're not keeping Vitor out of fighting anywhere. We've had Vitor fight in Brazil because Vitor sells out in Brazil," White claimed. "It's all a bunch of conspiracy f---ing crock of s--t, is what it is," he continued. "Whether it's reporters or fans or whatever that want to go after Vitor. Vitor's on TRT. Everybody knows it. I dislike TRT, and we are testing guys that are on TRT, to make sure they're within the limits and they're not cheating."

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