Following Belfort Win Overturning, Gastelum Vows To Never Fight In Brazil Again

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum was initially set to face Anderson “The Spider” Silva at UFC 212. However, things have since greatly changed for the mixed martial artist.

After a dominant performance victory over Vitor Belfort at Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 106, Kelvin Gastelum was later flagged by USADA. The fighter was flagged for a potential anti-doping policy violation.

Following the flag, the fighter was pulled from UFC 212, which is also set to go down in Brazil. Later, Gastelum was given a three month suspension, his bout with Vitor Belfort was overturned to a no contest and the fighter must forfeit at least 20% of his purse. The anti-doping policy violation is in relation to the alleged use of marijuana.

Now, Kelvin Gastelum has decided to give his response to the situation. Speaking out over Twitter, the mixed martial artist said “Suspension accepted, but i will NEVER fight in Brazil again. All they want is $$$$.”