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UFC 133 Prefight Video: Vitor Belfort Only Hopes to Ensure His Spot in the Future of MMA

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Vitor Belfort is on the comeback trail from a loss to UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. But it’s not like he hasn’t been down the comeback trail before, and, according to him, odds are that the trail will continue.

Amazingly, at 34 years of age, Belfort has been fighting professionally for the better part of 15 years. The way he talks during the lead-up to his UFC 133 fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama on Saturday night, he’s far from considering himself a relic of the past.

“I was part of this sport in the past, I’m part of the present, and I’ll make sure I’m part of the future. My job is to fight on Saturday, a really tough fight.”

  • Unador

    This guys punching ability may yeild him a win against Akiyama who tends to take some punishment instead of avoiding it. ( perhaps he can’t evade )
    But to beat a guy whose 1 for 3 in the UFC isn’t going to prove much.
    To go from a title shot to a fight with a guy who is the most removed from a title shot is not something that is going to lead you into the future of the sport.
    I like VItor, but he needs to change his game up if he intends on staying in the UFC.