Shawn Tompkins: Vitor Belfort isn't loyal to anyone


MAURO RANALLO: “What about Vitor Belfort? I know that you were helping him prepare for his fight against Anderson Silva. Now, he’s at Xtreme Couture, your former home base, talk of him recruiting Mike Tyson to help him prepare for Anderson Silva. What is your relationship with Belfort and why won’t you be in his corner?”

Shawn Tompkins: “Well, you know, Vitor has done this before. Vitor sometimes, he gets a little clouded in his head. It’s not that he brought in Mike Tyson or anything like that. Vitor just wanders, you know, and he goes where, you know, what’s happening, what’s famous, what’s popular and he’ll go over there and Mike Tyson isn’t teaching him anything. Neither is the other eight gyms that he’s training at. Just because he’s over at Couture’s and not with me doesn’t mean he’s with Couture’s. Vitor isn’t loyal to anybody. We’ve seen it before.”

MAURO RANALLO: “I do sense some acrimony. Are you then not on good terms with Vitor right now?”

SHAWN TOMPKINS: “I hope for the best for him, but you know for a guy who told me about respect, loyalty, and God and all this stuff for so many years, he sure did prove the opposite. So, we’ll see. Best of luck to him. Best of luck to Anderson, as well.”

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CLINTK9 site profile image  

1/20/11 10:45 AM by CLINTK9

and nobody else is briging up the two-faced training he did for Coleman against Couture! Setting up Coleman to lose!

Gokudamus stole my name site profile image  

1/20/11 5:10 AM by Gokudamus stole my name

You are talking out of your ass here trying to make something out of this when there is nothing thereVitor started training at Xtreme Coutures in 2008. Randy was in his corner for the Terry Martin fight. Shawn Tompkins was an instructor at Xtreme Coutures. Shawn later left that gym to start his own gym and Vitor continued to train with Shawn AND still trained at Xtreme CouturesShawn was basically Vitors pad guy. All of Vitors sparring partners were at Xtreme Coutures. Who is Vitor gonna spar with at Shawns gym? 140 pound Mark Hominick and 150 pound Stout? Vitor might very well be a mental midget and very well lose this fight. But there aint no drama to make out of this, Vitor has been with Xtreme Couture for 3 years now. He has not jumped camps

PhinPhan site profile image  

1/20/11 3:44 AM by PhinPhan

 I think as we see this sport evolve, we will see more and more fighters using multiple fight camps. 

HOLLYWOOD-MO site profile image  

1/20/11 2:54 AM by HOLLYWOOD-MO

Hes not called a mental midget because he lost. He's faced top competition his whole career. There's no doubt that anyone will face a handful of losses with the level of comp that hes faced. His problem is that he bounces from camp to camp as soon as he has any doubts about himself.For you guys who think you can just jump into a new camp two weeks out and think everyone training with you is going to have your best interest in mind, you are kidding yourself. The dedication that Caesar's guys got to each other is through years of beating each other up, going through all types of shit to create a bond (yes beep) that can't be replaced by a two week camp. You think the level that the Diaz brother push Jake, Gil, David, is the same level they would push some new guy who jumped in their camp two weeks out from a fight? You think the level that Nog brothers push Silva, is the same that Vitor is going to get at a brand new camp for every fight he signs?You think Vitor can instantly create a bond with his training partners with the reputation he's earned by jumping camp to camp?People calling him a mental midget has NOTHING to do with him losing fights.

pinkston83 site profile image  

1/20/11 12:54 AM by pinkston83

Shawn sounds like an angry x, attempting to keep her cool

ThreadRuiner site profile image  

1/20/11 12:39 AM by ThreadRuiner

I can understand why Shawn is so pissed. Vitor owes him alot IMO. Shawn helped him get his career back on track and led him to a title fight and then Vitor up and bails? BULLLLL SHIT!

Newaza freak site profile image  

1/19/11 10:56 PM by Newaza freak

What happened to his karate instructor and karate training?

CLINTK9 site profile image  

1/19/11 10:37 PM by CLINTK9

LOL at Tompkins talkin about loyalty. He was Coutures trainer for how long, then "trained" Coleman to fight Couture. Look at that awesome game plan he had for him "Dont try to take Randy down, he'll be expecting it, stand with him in the clinch instead" (Randy's B&B), what a dick!

SwamiMaximus site profile image  

1/19/11 10:13 PM by SwamiMaximus

Vitor's a weirdo and probably a dumbshit, but he's got all the tools to beat Anderson.

drmmr site profile image  

1/19/11 10:06 PM by drmmr

LOL at King Mo calling Vitor a mental Midget. You don't know the whole picture and he has been on a tear beating top quality opponents.your points are pathetic.