One random drug test down, plenty more to go (hopefully). On Thursday, Nevada Athletic Commission director Bob Bennett confirmed UFC middleweight top contender Vitor Belfort (pictured) passed the random drug test they administered at the beginning of this month.
Bennett told ESPN.com they took blood and urine samples from Belfort. The UFC footed the bill.
It is believed the California State Athletic Commission will now handle all random drug exams for Belfort through his February 28 fight against champion Chris Weidman at UFC 184, which takes place inside Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This marked the first pop quiz that was sprung on Belfort since the NAC voted unanimously in July to grant him a license after he tested positive for high levels of testosterone in February’s random drug test. It was the second time Belfort had registered positive for testosterone in Nevada.
One of the stipulations Belfort agreed to at the hearing was to fully comply with all random drug screenings throughout his training camp in preparation for Weidman.
Belfort has been adjusting to life without testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) since the controversial substances was banned by the NAC and UFC earlier this year.