TATAME.com reported yesterday that the title fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, scheduled to UFC 112, would not happen anymore due to a shoulder injury of the challenger. Hours later, Dana White, UFC president, confirmed the information via twitter. Belfort’s manager, Fabiano Farah, called TATAME.com today to explain the fighter’s injury. According to the manager, the problems in his shoulder isn’t new.
“He tried to heal it to the fight against Jorge Santiago, then he did again to fight Rich Franklin and the last one was in last December, when he was supposed to face Anderson (UFC 108). When the fight was delayed, he continued training under medication and thought the fight would be transferred to February, what didn’t happen. Since his start in the UFC I told (the event) what was going on, send Lorenzo Fertitta the exams he was doing and having him posted”, explains Farah.
The manager reveled that Vitor’s pains was too strong and that did a MRI, which revealed a worst injury. “He sacrificed his body a lot, but getting inside the UFC was such a big motivation to him. Now he’s in really bug pain and the new MRI showed the injury is getting worse. His doctor, Michel Simoni, said that Vitor needs to stop now because his shoulder can get out o place. His recovering time, according to Simoni, is five to eight months”, reveals the manager. Stay tuned to TATAME.com or more news.
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