Belfort: Camp trainers cost $100,000

by Marcelo Alonso | source:

“A wrestler won’t be able to take me down and give me a hard time. I came from jiu-jitsu,” said Belfort, who also revealed the cost of such confidence. “I had seven trainers working with me during the last three months. I spent around $100,000 with them.”

“They decided to award Barboza with the best knockout and best fight of the night,” Belfort explained. “I think I deserved at least the best fight, but the problem is that they would have to reward Johnson, too, and Dana is really mad at him.”

Belfort’s showdown with Wanderlei Silva is expected to take place in June. The bout will be a rematch of the pair’s 1998 confrontation in which Belfort steamrolled the future Pride Fighting Championships star in just 44 seconds.

“If [Silva] keeps the old style, I’ll break him up again,” Belfort said. “Wanderlei doesn’t have the chin to exchange punches with me anymore. Tell him to change his game, or it will be a knockout again.”

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12 site profile image  

1/19/12 7:35 PM by 12

 your right,it just a little  more then the guy that fights on the under card. you know the guy that was training when the training partners were resting

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1/19/12 6:27 PM by SinCityHustler

 Stop!  Airline tickets aren't nearly that much.  

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1/19/12 6:19 PM by SinCityHustler

 How many pay per views did it sell?

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1/19/12 6:16 PM by SinCityHustler

 All of the expenses you listed are 100% tax deductions.  So you don't first tax him on a million dollars, you first deduct all the expenses and then tax on what's remaining.  This isi basic stuff that anyone with a long form filing should know.  

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1/19/12 5:37 PM by useless

Thats alot of money! But dont forget Vitor flew out his trainrs to Brazl 2 weeks before the fight. So that probably includes travel, boarding, food, etc. He has a big team also

12SixElbow site profile image  

1/19/12 5:17 PM by 12SixElbow

 Doubtful. I don't think GSP brings in 35guys for over 3 months for a camp. Belfort's 100k cost was bring in 7 people for 3 months. That is only a little over 1K a week for each guy. I've never heard of GSP bringing in 30 dudes for 3 months (your 500K figure) Though I am sure he does bring guys in, I doubt he pays for that many out of camp guys.

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1/19/12 5:15 PM by 12SixElbow

 The 100 K was for guys he brought in. Not for his trainers and camp. He brought in 7 guys, at 12 weeks, that is only a little over a grand a week. Not bad.

Willin site profile image  

1/19/12 4:41 PM by Willin

This whole discussion makes you wonder what GSP pays per training camp? Right when he got injured one of the things he was instantly commenting on was the amount of cash he effectively lost by training for Diaz. He flies all around North America to train with the absolute best and he frequently has Firas travelling with him. It must cost him $500k+ per camp?

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1/19/12 4:26 PM by Pride Rules

 lol the american heart association has plenty of info on it i cant believe you would even make a post like that i dont know if its this site or just the internet in general but damn gotta do better than that.

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1/19/12 4:09 PM by salmonstinks

What does that have to do with his steroid use? Can you reference the medical study where steroids have been associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease?I'm not even asking for a causal link. Has there ever even been a correlation?