Vitor Belfort's next fight is in California, but that doesn't mean Nevada has backed off its promise to drug test him.
Belfort, as a condition for licensure in Nevada during a July 23 Nevada Athletic Commission meeting, was told he'd be randomly tested by the state on a regular basis.
The first such test came on Saturday, as first reported by Yahoo Sports.
According to the report, blood and urine samples were collected by a commission rep at Belfort's Florida home on Saturday. NAC executive director Bob Bennett indicated Belfort was cooperative in thaking the test.
Belfort, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, will challenge Chris Weidman for the middleweight title on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. The bout was originally scheduled for Dec. 6 in Las Vegas, before Weidman had to withdraw with a hand injury.
The Brazilian fighter has a history of both steroid test failures and testosterone replacement therapy usage, the latter of which was legal but is no long allowed.
Additionally, sources tell MMAFighting.com that Belfort alone was tested; Weidman was not.