Vitor Belfort: 'Don't Fight Me If You're Going to Use (TRT) as an Excuse'

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Vitor Belfort: 'Don't Fight Me If You're Going to Use (TRT) as an Excuse'
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UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has responded to Michael Bisping's comments to Fuel TV (via MMA Junkie) that he's a "f***ing cheat" for using testosterone replacement therapy, and needless to say, he doesn't agree.

"The Phenom" took to TwitPlus this morning to give a long-winded rant on his TRT use, acknowledging that he made a mistake in not admitting he was using the medical treatment in an interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN last month. 

Here's the rant in its entirety:

This will be last time that I will talk about TRT I never hide from #ufc that I was on the treatment but I admit that I didnt admit to the press. I confess that this was my mistake I am MEN enough to admit my mistakes So from now on , guys please don't fight me if u going to use this as a execuse that's it. I never lie and never hide from ufc.

Just in case there was any doubt Bisping prompted Belfort's input on the subject of TRT, the Brazilian cleared up any ambiguity with a tweet he posted a few hours later:  

At their UFC on FX 7 headlining bout last month, Belfort scored a TKO victory over Bisping after landing a picture-perfect head kick that dropped his British adversary, swarming him with punches once he hit the ground. 

The loss was particularly bitter for "The Count," as a win would have earned him a showdown with divisional champion Anderson Silva

Bisping at first appeared to take the loss in stride, but now seems to be on a crusade against fighters who use TRT, with Belfort being his main target. 

In the ongoing debate of the controversial topic of TRT, who has a better argument here: Belfort or Bisping

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