Vitor Belfort Talks About His Recovery From The Broken Hand That Forced Him Out Of UFC 147 | UFC News

June 16, 2012 5:29 am by Jamie McAllister

By Jamie McAllister
Vitor Belfort in an interview with TATAME.

Belfort comments on his recovery from the broken hand which forced him out of the much anticipated rematch with Wanderlei Silva.

“I’m training my leg and the jabs… I’m getting better. I’m doing what I can here. Everything I can do, I do. Everything God allows me to do I have to do.”

Belfort comments on getting the pins removed from his hand and wants to focus on his recovery and physiotherapy.

“Saturday I’ll get this pin off and I’ll start my physiotherapy sessions. We’re ahead of the our predicted time. I was supposed to happen in a couple of weeks. We’re doing fine. I see today. I want to know what I can do today. Tomorrow’s like a postdated check and we live today as if it was the only day I had left, as if it was my last day. I live intensively, the best way possible, responsible and very happy.”

When asked if he was looking forward to the up coming Franklin vs. Silva bout Belfort seemed much more interested in the TUF Brazil finals.

“All UFC fights are good ones. Some more and some less, one are more awaited and others less. I guess it’s going to be a good fight, but I’m very excited about the TUF finals, I want to see the boys fighting. I guess it’s going to be a good example they’ll set.”

Belfort also thanked his fans for the support he has received during his recovery.

“I want to thank everyone who helps me and give me a lot of support through this recovery, doing this motivational part so I keep on fighting for a few more years. This injury came on a difficult moment for me, but we have to make the best out of a bad situation. That’s what I’ve done and I thank the fans who have always been there for me and I’m really happy with that.”

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