Belfort Embarrassed By Sonnen & Wanderlei Following TUF Brawl
By Evan Stoumbelis
UFC middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort says he is embarrassed by the unsportsmanlike conduct shown by his fellow fighters Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen on TUF Brazil.
Vitor sent out a message over Facebook, which was translated by MMAFighting.com:
“The brawl between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen at TUF Brazil embarrassed me. First, because MMA is not violence, it is a fight between two guys that are prepared for it and inside an Octagon. That’s what I do. I don’t brawl, I fight. Second, there’s no room for this kind of behavior in a sport like MMA in a time that the sport has its rules inside and outside the Octagon. Third and most importantly, MMA can’t influence this behavior that ends in assault as if it were the appropriate model of behavior. Millions of young kids suffer with violence inside and outside their schools, and the television can’t be driving this behavior, so the athletes need to represent control no matter what.”
Incase you missed the brawl, you can watch it here.
The two are set to fight on the UFC 175 card on July 5th in Las Vegas.