Photo: Vitor Belfort's Failed Drug Test Results Released

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Photo: Vitor Belfort's Failed Drug Test Results Released
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In wake of UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort releasing a statement on Instagram that he had "nothing to hide" about his February 7 random drug test, it only makes sense that he would release the actual test results as well. 

In a screenshot taken by MMA Fighting, it is clear the "The Phenom" failed the Nevada State Athletic Commission's test due to "high" levels of both serum testosterone and free (direct) testosterone.

Photo Courtesy of MMA Fighting
The February 7 test was administered at 8:52 Eastern Time and the results were reported on 9:35 Eastern Time on February 10 (no indication of a.m. or p.m.). 

Belfort's testosterone serum levels returned a number of 1,472 nanograms per deciliter, well outside of the reference interval of 348-1197 ng/dL. 

As for the Brazilian bomber's free testosterone results, that returned a number simply listed as greater than 50 picograms per milliliter, over double the maximum allowable reference interval between 8.7-25.1 pg/mL. 

Furthermore, the first test was processed by LabCorp's Phoenix, Arizona office, while the second was processed by LapCorp's Burlington, North Carolina office. 

As far as the here and now goes, Belfort is adamant about getting all the facts out there, releasing a 16-page PDF document via a tweet—which includes his letter addressed to the NSAC in anticipation of his June 17 hearing, as well as four private drug tests he administered since February.

Belfort is currently slated to fight three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 on July 5, though given the latest revelations, that bout appears to be in serious jeopardy. 

Sonnen was in need of a short-notice replacement after Wanderlei Silva refused to participate in a random drug test with the NSAC and the fact that he didn't apply for his fighter's license in time didn't help the matter, per MMA Fighting

UFC President Dana White has already went on the record stating that if Belfort does not obtain his fighter's license on June 17, there is no plan C to keep Sonnen on the card, per MMA Mania

Will Belfort inexplicably find a way to fight on July 5 or will he instead be handed a suspension by the NSAC, likely ending his UFC tenure? 

 

John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA editor for eDraft.com.

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