Recently the MMA world was a wee bit surprised to hear that Vitor Belfort hadn’t been drug tested in recent months, but according a new report, that’s all changed.
When Belfort was licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this year, he was informed that he would be submitted random drugs tests on a regular basis. But, when word surfaced that Belfort is going to fight Chris Weidman in California, and not Nevada, it was revealed the NSAC hadn’t tested the fighter yet. This, despite the fact, Belfort was originally scheduled to fight Weidman on December 6th.
Yahoo Sports is reporting, however, that a NSAC rep took urine and blood samples from Mr. Belfort this weekend. The results of the tests won’t be known for a couple of weeks.
So, Belfort’s critics will likely be happy to hear this news, and clearly Weidman was too. Recently the middleweight champ tweeted:
Weidman-Belfort = 120 days away Fight 1st announced = 100 days ago No. of times VB has been tested = 0 No. of times he'll be tested = ???
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) November 1, 2014
I'm glad the right thing happened, hope it continues. Can't wait for Feb 28th.
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) November 2, 2014
Weidman and Belfort will throw down February 28th, at UFC 184 in Los Angeles.