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UFC Denies Cover-Up of ‘Sketchy’ Vitor Belfort Drug Test

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It’s been two weeks since Deadspin published the Josh Gross exposé about a “sketchy drug test that didn’t stop Vitor Belfort from fighting at UFC 152” in 2012, and the UFC has remained silent on the issue … until now.
The exposé pointed to unacceptably high levels of free testosterone in Belfort’s system, in a test conducted in Nevada, three weeks prior to his challenge of then-UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in Toronto. The damning part of the article pointed to the UFC having had knowledge of said test result, the UFC having accidentally emailed the result out “to a group of 29 fighters, managers, and trainers,” and then trying to pull back on the email and keep the accidental recipients quiet about it.
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Belfort went on to fight Jones, nearly submitting him with an armbar in the first round. After the armbar failed, however, Belfort couldn’t find his way back into the fight, and Jones eventually submitted him via Americana in the fourth round.
The outcome isn’t the issue, though. The idea that the UFC knew Belfort had an elevated level of testosterone is the issue, even despite it being a ….View original article