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Vitor Belfort: 'I feel like an animal' without TRT

In this Jan. 20, 2013, file photo, Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Michael Bisping, of Britian, during their middleweight mixed martial arts bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Belfort dropped out of his upcoming UFC middleweight title shot on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, a few hours after the Nevada Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. Belfort was scheduled to fight 185-pound champion Chris Weidman at UFC 173 on May 24. His title shot was given to Lyoto Machida by UFC President Dana White

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Vitor Belfort says he doesn't need TRT to stay in Beast Mode (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Vitor Belfort backed out of a UFC middleweight title shot originally scheduled for this month because the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) he'd used for years was recently, effectively banned in the sport of MMA. Belfort said he needed to take some time to adjust to life without TRT and, if a recent interview with MMA Fighting is to be believed, he already has.

"I feel like an animal," Belfort said.

"The Holy Spirit gives me everything I need. I’m training like an animal. Nobody trains harder than me."

The faith-filled Belfort believes that his belief in God helps him overcome a low testosterone level. Those wondering if the resurging Belfort would have to retire without TRT can rest assured that he won't, he said.

"My hormone stays at 200 today, and the normal range is from 300 to 800. (TRT) raised my levels to a normal range according to the commission. My hormone was at the same level of my opponents’, so they are in advantage now," Belfort taunted.

"People say ‘oh, so you should retire.’ Yeah, you want me to retire so you won’t get knocked out. I won’t retire. I will be back and I will win."

Do you think Belfort will come back strong without TRT? Do you even think he'll actually give it up, or will he keep continued use secret or even resort to banned steroids as he has in the past?

Let us know in the comments section.

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