MMA Oh hell yes: The return of Vitor Belfort.

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  1. Jeebus

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    Belfort Hoping for Octagon Return

    Almost three years have passed since Vitor Belfort (Pictures) last battled in the Octagon.

    After apparently resurrecting a career that was supposed to have been nothing but great when it began over 11 years ago, Belfort is ready to return to the promotional company that as he puts it, made his legacy.

    Belfort will meet UFC matchmaker Joe Silva on Wednesday, the Brazilian told Sherdog.com, and is specifically looking to avenge his last bout in the UFC, a split decision loss to Tito Ortiz (Pictures).

    "I want to rip his big head off," said a re-motivated Belfort. "The last time I had a back problem, and he just laid on top of me with a broken nose bleeding all over me and I tired in the last round."

    But now the 30-year-old "Phenom" said he no longer has "a building" on his back, referring to a slew of personal issues, and has concentrated on improving his cardio.

    He also explained that while other promotions, like EliteXC and M-1, have contacted him, he is more concerned with re-establishing his legacy in the UFC, beginning with Ortiz.

    "I'm willing to fight him winner take all, the loser gets nothing," Belfort said of the former UFC light heavyweight champion. "He's a millionaire, he doesn't need money -- he has to have pride."

    Belfort has won only four of his last seven fights since his departure from the UFC, but has won his last two fighting for Cage Rage, a knockout victory over Ivan Serati (Pictures) and a hard fought victory over then Cage Rage light heavyweight champion James Zikic (Pictures).

    "I am the champion," said Belfort, referring to his victory over Zikic. "But they never gave me the belt. I was upset with Cage Rage. I fought with a broken hand (he recently had a pin removed from it) and not only did I not get the belt but they never even called after, they never asked if my hand was OK. They just weren't professional" so instead of resigning with the England based company Belfort has eyed the UFC's deep light heavyweight division and even said he would compete in the middleweight division that is ruled by his close friend Anderson Silva.

    And while preferring not to fight his friend, Belfort indicated he would be willing to fight anybody the UFC puts in front of him.

    "They've proven they are the best, they have the best fighters. I really want to fight in the UFC, I want the title."

    Adding Belfort to the UFC 205-pound stable would make an interesting addition. Beside his close loss to Ortiz, he also lost a unanimous decision to Chuck Liddell (Pictures), and has a first round knockout victory over fellow countryman Wanderlei Silva (Pictures).

    As many question whether Belfort can recapture the brilliance that spawned his "Phenom" nickname, Belfort repeats that his problems were not physical but mental.

    "You have to have the fire," he said. "Now I have the fire."











    I hope he has gotten over the death of his sister. :hs:
     
  2. Jeebus

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    How the hell is he suppose to drop to 185. :eek3:
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

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    I don't know..Vitor didn't look so stellar in his last fight..
     
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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    Vitor fucking rocks. WAR Vitor.
     
  7. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    i like this. if he could make 185, this could be a good thing.
     
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    fuck ya, 1 of my favorite fighters
     
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    first thing I thought
     
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    if he could hit 185 it would just be him and silva trading the belt back and forth. him at 205 throws another swinging dick into contention. i love it.
     
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    There's an awful lot of speculation going on in here. He didn't look so hot last fight, and honestly, until he steps in and proves that he can bang with todays superstars, I wouldn't put any money on him. Things have changed in the last few years. Guys that used to be superstars (tito, jens, etc) have now fallen to nothing more than gatekeepers.
     
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    I'm not too thrilled BRO
     
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    he's looked pretty horrible lately
     
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    I'm hoping my feelings that he's gonna do terribly are wrong.
     
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    he will do nothing of importance
     
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    "I want to rip his big head off,"

    :bowrofl:

    WAR VITOR!
     
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    SaviouR Dallas - Choke City :(

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    I seriously wonder where his mental state of affairs is until I'm willing to put money down on him.
     
  18. maks

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    omg your av :rofl:
     
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    I gave up on Vitor a long time ago :o
     
  20. The Ripper

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    all the hype sounds good but lets see what he can do with it. He had alot of excuses before but they were good ones. Injuries and he also had that whole issue with the kidnapping of his sister. Problems just kept coming his way and now he is back. Maybe an older wiser belfort can be better then what he once was.

    the other problem he had was that he had to maintain control of the fight if he ever started loosing he wouldnt fight his way back out he didnt have the heart to do that and he couldnt do it. His last fight in cage rage showed that he can do that. Lets see if he has what it takes
     
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  22. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    how many times are people going to be fooled by Vitor and him getting re-motivated?
     
  23. joechunkybutt2

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    how many times are we gonna hear "vitor is back"?

    I don't think he was ever gone. I think he just never improved while the rest of the game jumped leaps and bounds. If the 19 year old vitor we saw came into the UFC today, I still dont think he'd do well.

    He was good at the time, but as the times changed and he didn't, he fell off.
     
  24. The Ripper

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    im so down to see vitor in mw division lol if there ever was a division that needed some super stars thats it
     
  25. Degenerate

    Degenerate Optimus Riem! OT Supporter

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    since he lost his sister and found Jesus he's been useless
     

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