Vitor Belfort dropped out of his upcoming UFC middleweight title shot on Thursday a few hours after the Nevada Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. Air Max 2018 Outlet . 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. UFC 173 is the next major card in Las Vegas, the UFCs hometown. The influential Nevada commission voted unanimously on Thursday to stop granting therapeutic use exemptions for TRT, closing a widely criticized loophole that allowed mixed martial arts fighters to compete on steroids. "As other jurisdictions may follow suit, I am going to drop my TRT program and compete in MMA without it," Belfort said in a statement provided to Fox, the UFCs broadcast partner. "Given the time constraints involved between now and my proposed next bout in May, I have determined not to apply for a license to fight in Nevada at this time." The 36-year-old Belfort has been open about his use of synthetic testosterone in recent years. His sanctioned steroid use has coincided with a career resurgence for the former UFC light heavyweight champion, who won three consecutive bouts by early-round knockout in 2013 while fighting in his native Brazil. Belfort claimed he needed TRT because of low testosterone, an argument which generated wide criticism because he failed a drug test for elevated testosterone in 2006 following a bout in Las Vegas for the Pride promotion against Dan Henderson, another acknowledged TRT user. Use of performance-enhancing drugs can lower the users natural testosterone levels. Belfort hadnt fought in Nevada since February 2011, before his announced TRT use began. He had intended to apply for an exemption to use synthetic testosterone before UFC 173. White and the UFC have been increasingly critical of TRT use in recent months, with White telling The Associated Press in January he supported the elimination of therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone. White hailed the Nevada commissions ruling Thursday. "We believe our athletes should compete based on their natural abilities and on an even playing field," White said. "We also intend to honour this ruling in international markets where, due to a lack of governing bodies, the UFC oversees regulatory efforts for our live events. We encourage all athletic commissions to adopt this ruling." The Nevada commission had granted therapeutic use exemptions for several fighters in recent years, including contenders Chael Sonnen and Frank Mir, but had never approved synthetic testosterone for a fighter who had failed a drug test for anabolic steroids. Machida is another former UFC light heavyweight champion from Brazil. 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"If you have confidence and everyones on the same page, even if (your opponents) know what youre doing, youre still going to be successful," he said. "Thats just the attitude that we need to have and the attitude that we have now. And, its going to change and were adapting to it. Were making those changes and (simplifying) things down. "So no matter what theyre doing to us, we should have an answer for it and just be better than them on that given play. ... Youve got to be a dictator in that situation." Harris said the Lions need to take that approach when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-4) on Friday. He also wants to make more of an impact after playing primarily a blocking role against a blitz-happy Montreal defence that sacked quarterback Travis Lulay five times while pressuring him constantly. Harris rushed for a season-low 19 yards on just eight carries against Montreal and hopes to be more involved. "Im just looking to make an impact," he said. "It has nothing to do with if I get the ball or not. ... It just depends how the game goes. "Obviously, as a competitor, you want to get the ball in your hands and make plays. Thats definitely something I want to do. But no matter the impact or the role I have to play in any particular game, youve just got to go back there and do your job." The 19-yard output came after he rushed for just 20 in a season-opening loss to Calgary. Meanwhile, Lulay has yet to throw for 300 yards in a game, and a young receiving corps has not lived up to some lofty expectations after general manager Wally Buono unloaded veterans Geroy Simon (traded to Saskatchewan) and Arland Bruce (released and signed by Montreal.) The offensive line, riddled with injuries as it was last season, has also struggled to find cohesion. But Harris said critics of the B.C. offence do not realize how close it is to achieving more success. "Its easy for people to criticize us," he said. "Theyre not on the field. They dont understand whats going on behind closed doors and the work we put in. The thing about us is, were working hard and its just little things that are making a difference between winning and losing games. "But we are 5-3. We are busting our butts every day, and were continuing and were looking to attack more now as an offence." He chalked up his lack of attacking activity to Montreals heavy blitzes and his additional blocking duties. Wholesale Air Max 2018. "I had to pass-protect 19 or 18 plays in that game, and thats unheard of," said Harris. Lulay said the Lions hope to get the ball more often to Harris early against Hamilton while agreeing with the tailbacks contention that B.C. needs to dictate more of the offensive flow. "When youre playing too much on the up-front, you have to find a way to answer a bit better, or plant some of that stuff down and, maybe, put a little bit of fear into their defence," said Lulay. "Thats why we came up a bit short (against Montreal), I think. It was just not being able to have an answer early in that football game." Chances are the Lions will throw in a few different offensive wrinkles against the Tiger-Cats, who beat Winnipeg last weekend. Lulay said he will look to utilize Harris earlier in the game and work more screens. Harris and Lulay are not worried about becoming locked into a B.C. offensive system. Both noted that offensive co-ordinator Jacques Chapdelaine and head coach Mike Benevides welcome suggestions from players. "I definitely want input," said Benevides. "I think input matters in anything." If it were up to Harris, he would curb the extra criticism that Lulay has faced. "He gets paid the big bucks, and hes the face of the team, so thats what happens," said Harris. "But its a team effort. I see Travis. I know how hard he works. Hes the first guy here (at practice), the last guy to leave, and I know how much the game means to him and how much this team means to him." Lulays abilities to handle an increased leadership role and excel on the field at the same time have also come into question following Simon and Bruces departures. But Harris said the Lions offensive struggles are not about the system or the personnel. "Its just a matter of coming together and being a team -- and attacking," he said. It will also be about defending after the Lions allowed the Als to connect on a 57-yard pass that set up their game-winning field goal. If everyone makes one more play successfully defensive back Korey Banks said B.C. will be fine. He said, who said the onus is on the players to excel rather than anything the coaches might do system-wise, also defended the teams offence. With Simon and Bruce gone, the offensive unit just needs time to "grow." "Theyre gonna find a way," said Banks. "Thats the bottom line." Notes: Banks sat out practice after suffering a charley horse in Montreal, but said he will play against Hamilton. ... Offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye (back) also rested and also said he will play. Linebacker Anton McKenzie was absent while getting a sore hand examined by a doctor, but Benevides also expects him to be available. ' ' '