Vitor Belfort: I dominated a guy weighting 220 lbs.

by Guilherme Cruz | source: tatame.com
 

On the exclusive chat, Belfort reveals he wasn’t UFC’s first chouice as an opponent for Anthony’s middleweight debut.

“He’s a strong guy, feared in UFC. Dan Henderson refused to fight him, everybody declined it. He’s a guy who’s hard to match-up in this division, but I accepted it at a glance”, reveals the Brazilian. “I have never feared any man… I thought it was good challenge and I said yes. I showed how I value the fans and the UFC”.

“I fought a guy weighting like 220lbs. I dominated him on the ground, I showed my Jiu-Jitsu, I showed my striking”, celebrates Vitor, cool about the possible critics received regarding the “bad times” he went through for being taken down.

“When I win quickly, people complain it was too quick. When it takes a while longer people also complain… It’s hard to please people, but I had it in my hands. I did what was needed to be done”.

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stonepony site profile image  

1/26/12 6:15 AM by stonepony

220lbs? How much did Vitor weigh? 10lbs less?He's lucky AJ f'd the weight-cut so badly. He just gassed.

Shogun of Harlem site profile image  

1/25/12 4:55 PM by Shogun of Harlem

Nice to throw out one fight to make your point. I guess Jeremy Horn is on a higher status than Chuck Liddel, as he beat him. Maybe Ryo Chonan too, as he beat Anderson Silva. I love when people use Fighter A beat Fighter B arguments.

JamesTheWelshDR site profile image  

1/25/12 2:59 PM by JamesTheWelshDR

and still lost

TheUltimateLurker site profile image  

1/25/12 2:57 PM by TheUltimateLurker

Thats gold.

PersianFedor site profile image  

1/25/12 2:50 PM by PersianFedor

Hendo killed jake almost in the first

JamesTheWelshDR site profile image  

1/25/12 2:45 PM by JamesTheWelshDR

I seem to remember Hendo get ragdolled by this 170 pounderhttp://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/709229/dan-henderson-vs-jake-shields.jpg

sillypants site profile image  

1/25/12 2:34 PM by sillypants

Yeah, wow. Vitor is kinda off base here. Total step down for Hendo to fight Anthony, let alone for Hendo to fight Vitor. One is at the top of their game (and weight class). The other? Only near the middle and sliding downhill.Vitor didn't dominate, but did win against a severely dehydraded and gassed opponent. That says something, I guess. He's game, at least, despite delusions of grandure.

TheUltimateLurker site profile image  

1/25/12 2:33 PM by TheUltimateLurker

Actually, a 220lb man gassed out against you Mr. Belfort.

Filo_Beto site profile image  

1/25/12 2:25 PM by Filo_Beto

But I guess jake shields is.

DaemonDragon site profile image  

1/25/12 2:24 PM by DaemonDragon

Stating a fact is not talking shit, he said people didn't want to fight AJ and I'm sure he's right - AJ is a scary dude but beating him doesn't give you much.People are just being stupid (as usual) and trying to make Vitor look bad when he did nothing disrespectful.BTW I agree with the guy that said Rumble would have had a great shot at wrestlefucking Hendo at 185. Rumble's takedowns are far better than Shields'.