Vitor Belfort faces Dan Henderson for a third time on Nov. 7, but the match-up became the least important thing six weeks before the fight after a recent report. Deadspin reported that “The Phenom” failed a drug test before facing 205-pound champion Jon Jones in 2012, but the UFC didn’t pull him off the card.
Henderson, who takes on the Brazilian at the UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo, wasn’t surprised with the news.
“I wasn’t surprised he failed the drug test,” Henderson told MMAFighting.com, “I was just surprised that it didn’t come out until now. You know, it happened two, three years ago.”
Two weeks after the report came out, UFC PR Dave Sholler denied that the promotion covered up Belfort’s failed test in 2012.
“I think one of the things to keep in mind with this particular topic is, any suggestion or inference that there was a coverup in regards to that was categorically false,” Sholler said at the UFC 192 post-fight press conference.
The UFC recently partnered with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to test fighters in and out of competition. Henderson, who requested this fight to take place in the United States, feels safer knowing ….View original article