"When you look at Vitor now, he definitely looks better in this fight then he did in the Chris Weidman fight," Rogan said on his podcast. "He looked more built, but he still didn't look like he did when he was on [testosterone replacement therapy] TRT. But the question is, what is he doing now? If he needed testosterone replacement before how has his body recovered like this? Has he figured out some nutritional way to get around it or is he figuring out some undetectable way to use? No one knows. We're not going to know unless he gets caught.
"Tim Kennedy said it best. He said, 'It doesn't look like Vitor is using as many steroids. Tim Kennedy is hilarious. He said he wanted to fight 'the slower, fatter Vitor.'"
Bookended by title bouts with former champion Anderson Silva and current champ Chris Weidman, the era of "TRT Vitor" only lasted from 2011 to 2013.
We know Belfort's record against the champs without TRT, but Rogan believes those title bouts may have gone differently with testosterone involved.
"I think Vitor on TRT is one of the scariest fighters the MMA world has ever seen," said Rogan. "At the highest level. I would have loved to see TRT Vitor vs. Chris Weidman. TRT Vitor vs. Anderson Silva. I would have loved to see it. I understand that it's not fair and I wouldn't expect Weidman to take that fight if he knew Vitor was on TRT. I wouldn't expect it, but damn, I would have loved to see it.
"He knocked out Michael Bisping with a head kick and f***ed his eye up, permanently. Michael Bisping's eye is permanently disfigured because of Vitor kicking him in the head. He's one of the scariest guys in the history of the sport when he was on TRT. It was like a four-fight run where he was just f***ing smashing people."
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No my heart, faith and mind is set on getting my belt back and I'm going to get it https://t.co/wiEw1ROefC— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 12, 2015
Get well soon.
So it was a successful operation. They planted a bomb in my left hand with no problems. Now baby... https://t.co/xJgxPyYDKz— Daniel Straus (@DanielStraus) November 12, 2015
MRI results are in and I'm in the clear... No ligament tears in either knee. Just ice, rest, and I'll be back in the gym in a week or so.— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) November 12, 2015
Doctor said if I wasn't built the way I am I would definitely have suffered serious knee ligament tears. Thank you massive legs lol— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) November 12, 2015
Better hope not.
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My garbage opponent missed weight! He's on the clock.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 12, 2015
Santos missed. My demand is that Santos makes 190lbs tomorrow or else the fight is off.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 12, 2015
So sick of amateur Jabronis that refuse to honor the contract put in front of them.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 12, 2015
I'm disgusted. Sapo fails to make weight then despite Askren offering a fight at 190lbs, Sapo still refuses. Completely unprofessional #ONE— Victor Cui (@victoronefc) November 13, 2015
Gonna post a video tomorrow night US time, you guys aren't even gonna believe this story.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 13, 2015
Bet you anything Vitor will try to dodge fighting me. He has been putting on the winter coat of fat... https://t.co/lKBYWSSBxf— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) November 13, 2015
No hard feelings.
QUESTION: WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP CHECKING ON ME TO SEE IF IM OK AFTER THE CROCOP NEWS CAME OUT? DO PEOPLE REALLY THINK IM UPSET OR GIVE A FUCK?— Pat Barry (@HypeOrDie) November 13, 2015
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