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Sunday, Jul 07, 2002

Vitor Belfort Is Back In Training

By Eduardo Alonso

Vitor Belfort is Back in Training

      After an exciting fight in his comeback to the UFC, where he lost to Chuck Liddell by unanimous decision, Vitor Belfort is already training again looking for a probable fight on the September UFC card. FCF spoke with "The Phenom" in Sao Paulo today, and the 25-year-old Brazilian said he really wants to fight again in September. Not only that but he is already training hard to be in better shape in his next fight. Vitor told FCF he hasn’t heard anything about Mike Van Arsdale as an opponent as of yet, despite all the rumors about a fight between the two. At this point Belfort’s participation at the September event isn’t certain, but he plans to be prepared and hopes the UFC will use him on the card, against Van Arsdale or any other opponent. Belfort also commented that he feels he was doing well in his fight against Chuck until the knockdown in the third round, and he feels Liddell is a great fighter so this loss won’t take away his desire to fight again. With one fight left on his UFC contract, plus an extra fight guaranteed if the UFC wants it, Vitor Belfort’s career in the UFC can be long or short, depending on the outcome of his next fight. FCF will keep a close eye on the Phenom’s training developments as the September UFC card takes shape.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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