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Vitor Belfort Says he Wasn’t “Happy”, Fought With Injuries in Recent Bouts

Belfort (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Vitor Belfort has recorded just one victory since 2015. But recently the legendary fighter reported that he was unhappy, and fighting at less than 100% as his UFC run finished up.

After Belfort was knocked out by Lyoto Machida at UFC 224 in May, 2018, the Brazilian star said he was retiring. Eventually, however, “The Phenom” decided to continue fighting and he signed with ONE Championship.

Recently the 43-year-old fighter spoke with MMA Junkie, and while discussing his recent bouts, Belfort said this.

“‘I don’t want to be like my last four fights,” Belfort said. “I was fighting with injuries. I wasn’t happy. The situation is not what I wanted at the time, and I think now I kind of enjoy it. I was waiting for the moment, that thing to light up again. Everyone has their time. People get busy, people get complacent, and my thing is more that I didn’t want to fight out of need. I want to fight out of will, and I’m in the right place right now, at a place of happiness.”

Belfort also reported that his ONE debut was in the works, before the coronavirus pandemic began impacting the world.

“So my agent has been taking to Chatri (Sityodtong) to finalize a fight, but then all of this came along,” Belfort said. “It’s crazy. Everything is put on hold, but I’m definitely looking forward to step back into action and bring something (new), reinvent myself again. I think that will be the last time and for sure, I’m excited to go back to action.”

The former UFC champ currently holds a record of 26-14.

posted by FCF Staff @ 3:04 pm
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