NAC finally tests Belfort

November 2, 2014

Yahoo! Sports first reported that the Nevada Athletic Commission has tested Vitor Belfort.  The report indicates that Belfort submitted to both blood and urine samples in Florda where he is training for his February 28th fight with Chris Weidman.

It will take two weeks for the results to become known.

The news comes shortly after news surfaced that the NAC had not randomly tested Belfort despite strong comments during Belfort’s NAC hearing in July.  The report indicated that the NAC would turn over the drug testing duties to the California State Athletic Commission as it was revealed that is where Belfort-Weidman would take place.

The lack of testing seemingly drew the ire of the middleweight champion.

After learning of the Belfort test, Weidman was pleased.

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One has to think that the test was done in light of the public scrutiny and/or lobbying of Weidman.  Otherwise, it seemed like the NAC would have just let the CSAC take over.  But, NAC Executive Director Bob Bennett claims that the NAC always had planned to test Belfort even with the news of the bout in California.  We will see what transpires with the test results in a couple weeks.

One Response to “NAC finally tests Belfort”

  1. michael on November 3rd, 2014 1:05 PM

    maybe it was a rorschach test

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