“The guy’s living a lie and he’s trying to cover it up the best he can. Ariel’s a solid reporter, he’s going to ask the hard questions and stick to his morals of the game. Good for Ariel for not adjusting to his schedule… Not that I didn’t already know, it wasn’t a surprise. He’s juiced to the gills, the guy pumps up to 205 and looks bigger than everyone out there. No one carries weight like that and transforms themselves. Vitor has been dirty his whole career. There’s everybody else and then there’s Vitor. It’s a matter of how much he’s cheating, not if. There’s a lot of guys that cheat, and then there’s Vitor. It’s just another level, he’s just on everything you could possibly imagine, and it’s been that way since he was 19 years old.”
-Luke Rockhold talks to BloodyElbow.com’s Three Amigos podcast and reacts to Vitor Belfort skipping out on an interview to avoid questions on TRT and a Deadspin report about his testosterone levels prior to UFC 152.
Penick’s Analysis: Rockhold has felt this way about Belfort since before they fought, and he’s only been given further validation for those feelings since then. Nothing Belfort could possibly say would change that perception at this point. Rockhold may still eventually get a chance to avenge what he doesn’t see as a legitimate loss, depending on how the next six months play out, but it may not ultimately matter to him at this point.
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