The main event of Saturday night’s UFC card illustrates The Verve’s point that the drugs don’t work. At least not for Dan Henderson. They’ve been working fabulously for Vitor Belfort.
There’s been a lot of controversy over the use of TRT in the UFC, with the organisation powerless to ban it in the face of acceptance by the ruling athletic commissions. This fight saw two of the more high-profile users come face-to-face in the octagon.
For Hendo the TRT helps to keep him competetive in the twilight of his fighting career. But Belfort it turns in to a ‘roided out lunatic. As opposed to the regular lunatic he’d be without it.
Performance enhancement aside this was great night of fights with only one of the eleven scraps going the distance. There were some break-out performances from Brandon Thatch and Bryan Laflare, amongst others, but the highlight of the night was Vitor Belfort stopping Dan Henderson for the first time in his 16-year, 40 fight career.
A great end to a great night but it now leaves the UFC with the Belfort conundrum. They don’t want to give him another title shot but after three straight head-kick finishes they’re running out of options.