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Failed test leads to title shot for Belfort

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LAS VEGAS — Vitor Belfort will fight for a UFC title in 2014. That sentence alone is enough to infuriate parts of the mixed martial arts world. Belfort, 37, is a polarizing figure. He was brilliant in 2013, with three highlight-reel knockout victories — but all came under a cloud of suspicion due to his use of testosterone-replacement-therapy (TRT) in Brazil. Earlier this year, when the UFC booked Belfort to a fight in Las Vegas, which would place him under the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s jurisdiction for the first time since 2011, he didn’t make it.

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