Tempers were flaring in Las Vegas on Firiday night.

With more than a year of bad blood between them, UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman and number one contender Vitor Belfort’s tempers finally came to a boiling point as the two middleweights finally squared off.

Weidman immediately go into Belfort’s face, shouting something inaudible to the rowdy crowd in attendance. Belfort looked enraged, forcing UFC President Dana White pulled them apart as the puzzled crowd could only look on.

The champion would later explain the reasoning for his outburst to UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

“I left him alone with this whole drug testing thing, but then we just found out that during camp he had 1,2000 tester one score,” Weidman told UFC commentator Joe Rogan “I’m 10 years young than him and he’s got a way higher tester one score level.

“This guy is still cheating and I’m going to make him pay for it tomorrow.”

Belfort, the self proclaimed “most tested man on the roster,” has faced a barrage scrutiny over PED ussge in the past, with Weidman often leading the outcries. Combine this with his much-documented use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) during his 2013 bouts against Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson and Belfort has become the poster boy for suspension amongst the MMA community.

But the former light heavyweight champion took his opponent’s outburst in strides, revealing it won’t change how he’ll feel tomorrow.

“It’s a dream. I’m living the dream,” Belfort told Rogan. “I’m just glad to be in this sport and perform, and I’m ready to win tomorrow.”

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