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

Written by Tom Ngo
May 30th, 2013
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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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