‘UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold’ Drug Tests Come Back Clean

Written by Tom Ngo
May 30th, 2013

UFC Middleweight Vitor Belfort

According to the Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Athletic Commission (CABMMA), the governing body who oversaw “UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold” inside Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, all of the athletes who competed in the May 18 event passed their pre- and post-fight drug exams. 

“The UFC has been informed by CABMMA that all fighters on the UFC on FX 8 card passed their pre- and post-fight drug tests,” Thursday’s announcement read. “The UFC fully supports the drug testing efforts of all regulatory agencies. All fighters are drug tested at every event and the organization maintains a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents.”

All fighters were screened for performance-enhancing drugs, as well as recreational drugs such marijuana and cocaine.

The show was headlined by a thrilling middleweight shootout between Vitor Belfort (pictured) and Luke Rockhold. Belfort put the former Strikeforce champion down with a highlight reel spinning heel kick.

Speaking of Belfort, earlier this year the CABMMA revealed “The Phenom” was granted a Therapeutic-Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for his bout against Michael Bisping in Brazil. To date, Belfort is the UFC’s lone fighter to request a TUE from CABMMA.

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