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Tim Kennedy To Vitor Belfort: ‘Stop Using Steroids’

Tim Kennedy To Vitor Belfort: ‘Stop Using Steroids’

Tim Kennedy has had enough of fighters using TRT and other banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Kennedy, a former Strikeforce middleweight contender, was anticipating a match with Vitor Belfort for later this year before “The Phenom” declined the fight.

Belfort now meets Dan Henderson, while Kennedy is set to square off with Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight For The Troops 3 in November.

“If you have a guy who can only fight in a scenario where he’s injecting synthetic testosterone into his body, he shouldn’t be fighting,” said Kennedy, in a recent interview with Bleacher Report. “This is mixed martial arts, (which involves) integrity, legacy, discipline. This is not Mark McGwire baseball.

“(Belfort’s) requirement to fight me was to fight me in Brazil. Fight clean, stop using steroids.”

Belfort has used TRT for each of his past two fights, both of which came in Brazil.

Kennedy, meanwhile, scored a victory over Roger Gracie earlier this year in his Octagon debut.

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