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  1. Failed test leads to title shot for Belfort

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Vitor Belfort will fight for a UFC title in 2014. That sentence alone is enough to infuriate parts of the mixed martial arts world. Belfort, 37, is a polarizing figure. He was brilliant in 2013, with three highlight-reel knockout vict...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Vitor Belfort granted fighter's license by NSAC, set to fight Chr...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously in favor of granting UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort a fighter's license Wednesday, paving the way for a middleweight title bout against Chris Weidman at UFC 181 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  3. Will Vitor Belfort be licensed to fight?

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- When UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort applies for a fighter's license in Nevada on Wednesday, he will do so under unique circumstances. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has no precedence regarding certain details of Belfort's applic...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  4. White: Weidman-Belfort next -- in Brazil?

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC wants its next middleweight title fight to feature Chris Weidman versus Vitor Belfort -- and company brass is not against hosting it in Brazil. UFC president Dana White said on Friday that the defending champion Weidman (12-0) wants to mee...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  5. NSAC temporarily suspends Chael Sonnen's MMA license

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to temporarily suspend the license of recently retired martial artist Chael Sonnen.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  6. Sonnen speaks, makes bad situation worse

    Brett Okamoto

    Chael Sonnen's first explanation and reasoning behind a recently failed test sort of resembled a train wreck. The UFC light heavyweight was removed from a July 5 UFC event after it was announced he had failed a random drug test in Nevada. Hour...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  7. Chael Sonnen fails random drug test, out of UFC 175 bout

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and will not fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 on July 5.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  8. Vitor Belfort admits to elevated testosterone level

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort admitted on Friday a random drug test taken by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Feb. 7 produced an elevated testosterone level.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  9. Vitor Belfort applies for license in state of Nevada

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has applied for a license to fight in the state of Nevada and will appear before the commission June 17.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  10. UFC 173 Report Card: TJ Dillashaw rewrites the UFC 173 script

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades for UFC 173 after wins by T.J. Dillashaw and Daniel Cormier.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  11. Anthony Johnson: I'll never cut below 205

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson says he will never again cut weight like he did early in his career. Just thinking about it can make him physically ill. Johnson (16-4) is scheduled to face Phil Davis in a high-profile 205-pound matchup at U...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  12. Hendo on TRT ban, Shogun rematch, Belfort

    Brett Okamoto

    There is one fight Dan Henderson admits he doesn't like his chances in -- and it's one that involves the recent bans of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Henderson, 43, was approved to use TRT ahead of his fight against Mauricio Rua this wee...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. Vitor Belfort withdraws from UFC 173, will cease testosterone-rep...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort will not fight Chris Weidman for the 185-pound title as planned at UFC 173 on May 24 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  14. NSAC bans testosterone-replacement therapy in combat sports

    Brett Okamoto

    In a monumental move, the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT) from combat sports on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  15. Gegard Mousasi: I think I'm underrated

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi admits that every now and then, he'll log onto an Internet fan forum to see what's being said about him. He doesn't always agree with what he finds. Mousasi (34-3-2) will make his first appearance at middleweight...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  16. Ten UFC fights we want to see this year

    Brett Okamoto

    The silver lining in not getting Jose Aldo versus Anthony Pettis in 2013: We get it in 2014, instead. Fate apparently knew what it was doing last summer, when it scrapped a scheduled featherweight title bout between the two in August due to a Pet...

    Blog | February 10, 2014