Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brings longtime middleweight contender Vitor Belfort back to the Octagon for a 185-pound showdown against Ronaldo Souza at the upcoming UFC 198 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, on Sat., May 14, 2016.
To help get fans amped for their upcoming showdown, the promotion released something from the vault, which highlights just how dangerous Belfort could be when he was undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prior to its industry-wide ban.
From UFC color commentator Joe Rogan:
“TRT Vitor … when we go down over eras, of the greatest most impressive fighters, there’s going to be a part of me that is sad, that TRT Vitor has to come down to an end. It’s a part of me that’s very sad. I mean, I see the argument that it’s unfair …but, goddamn TRT Vitor, that era, that’s what I’m going to call it forever. If you look at those TRT fights, Dan Henderson, Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, those are the TRT Vitor fights, that is the TRT Vitor era — one of the most impressive fighters of all time.”
Now he’s just a boring cheater, according to Bisping.
UFC 198 will be headlined by the heavyweight title fight pitting reigning champion Fabricio Werdum opposite top division contender Stipe Miocic. In the UFC 198 co-main event, Ronaldo Souza tries to work his way back to a middleweight title shot at the expense of Vitor Belfort.
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