Belfort was targeted to challenge Anderson Silva for the middleweight title on three separate dates earlier this year, but still is not certain a win over Yushin Okami at UFC 122 will lead to an immediate shot versus the champ.
"You know what I'm expecting? I'm expect Jesus, bro, every day. I'm expecting Jesus to come into my life and choose my path. Whatever out there is good for me," Belfort told Ariel Helwani Thursday on The MMA Hour. "For sure, I want the title but the decision doesn't belong to me. I've been there. I won the title when I was 19 years old. I won in a different division in 2004. I've accomplished so many things in my career.I don't let titles and positions and fame overcome my life and take over me."
"In life you always have two choices to make. You either live bitter, angry or you live in a happy life, you enjoy it. So I try to always see a positive on that. So whatever is what's the best. I'm not disappointed. I have to take it.
"I just have to learn how to take things in my life because so many things happen in my life that wasn't the way that was supposed to be. But I just learn a lesson. You just have to see things in a different perspective."
"We work for the UFC and whatever is the best for them. For sure I would like to fight in the U.S. but it's a joy to go outside of the country and fight in front of fans. They hardly get to see the fights live."
"I'm fighting for joy. For me to perform well, I need to be happy. "I need to enjoy working with the people that I'm working with. And that's what I'm concerned after this fight. I want to be happy to go back again in the gym, to train, to learn and to perform well for the fans, the UFC and everybody around the world watching. That's what I'm concerned and that's what I'm worried about. The title is just a consequence."
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