Well shit went down again…. maybe directly due to Keith Keizer leaving as the head of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A lot of people said it was a big deal, some said it may change nothing, or things may get worse as far as judging and refereeing goes. But the first big change has hit, and Nevada has become the first state to completely ban TRTs for all fighters.
The problem comes for Vitor Belfort who had his title shot locked in against Chris Weidman at UFC 173. Belfort is a known TRT user, and after 3 devastating headkick knockouts in a row he earned the shot. But now that this ruling has come down, the UFC decided to pull Vitor, and put Lyoto Machida in to fight against the champ. The reasoning is that Vitor will need a tune up fight off the ‘juice’ before he fights the champ.
Dana White couldn’t be happier about the ban, Machida’s got to be stoked, and Chris Weidman also said this makes him very happy. This and more on episode 7 of Murray Duty next Wednesday.