Hieron Talks Training with "The Phenom"

December 11, 2008
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort is expected to hit Xtreme Couture in preparation for his upcoming fight with Matt Lindland at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” on Jan. 24 in Anaheim, Calif.

Welterweight Jay Hieron, a “Brigadier General” in the Xtreme Couture army, trained alongside “The Phenom” for 6 weeks when he was preparing for Terry Martin at Affliction “Banned.”

Apparently, the Brazilian is a beast in the gym.

“Man, that dude, that guy is phenomenal,” Hieron gushed. “He could be a professional boxer for sure.”

Longstanding rumors of Belfort’s inconsistency don’t ring true for Hieron.

“People always say, ‘Vitor’s head,’ when he gets out there in a fight,” he continued. “I don’t know too much about that, because his last fight, he looked great. I’ve seen him have trouble in the past, but athletically, boxing skills, and all around well-roundedness, he’s incredible.”

Hieron was unaware of when Belfort would be dropping in, but looked forward to being able to train with him again. “The Thoroughbred” will fight on alongside Belfort on the undercard of “Reckoning,” against Jason High.

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