Archive: Vitor Belfort

Nov 8, 2013 9:45 am

Henderson: I Don’t Care What [Belfort’s] On, I’m Going To Beat Him Up

As I spoke about in an earlier article, Belfort and Henderson will be on an even TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) playing field for their upcoming showdown, at Ultimate Fight Night 32.  How they arrived at that field, however, is up for debate. “Hendo” believes that Belfort is using TRT because of prior steroid use, not...

Nov 8, 2013 8:53 am

Dan Henderson Says He’ll Consider Retirement in Two Years

At the age of 43, Dan Henderson is set to face Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 32 this Saturday.  Win or lose, says Henderson, retirement won’t come at the heels of this fight.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As Dan Henderson prepares for his rematch against Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 32 Saturday...


Nov 7, 2013 10:11 am

TRT Exemptions Issued To Belfort/Hendo For UFC Fight Night 32

Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will be fighting on even ground when it comes to their testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), this Saturday night. Both Fighters have been approved for the use of the controversial therapy by Brazil’s governing body. Whether or not they are on even ground with the rest of the UFC roster is...

Nov 6, 2013 7:05 am

Dana White: Vitor Belfort still No. 1 contender, but must beat Hendo to keep status

It’s safe to say that Dana White and Vitor Belfort don’t exactly see eye to eye on most things, but, the one thing the pair can agree on is that “The Phenom” is the middleweight division’s No. 1 contender. The UFC president repeated that sentiment on Tuesday, stating on a conference call that Belfort “definitely”...

Nov 5, 2013 8:21 am

Hendo Feels Pressure To Win But Won’t Retire With Loss To Belfort

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA and UFC legends Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will square off for the second time this Saturday. However this time it will be under the UFC banner, the last time these two warriors met was back in 2006 at Pride 32 where Dan Henderson won via unanimous decision. News surfaced this...

Nov 4, 2013 5:14 pm

Tim Kennedy Has Harsh Words for Vitor Belfort

Tim Kennedy, who fights Rafael Natal this Wednesday Nov. 6 on UFC Fight for the Troops 3, seems to already be setting his sights on a possible match-up with Vitor Belfort in the future. Kennedy had harsh words for Belfort’s testosterone replacement therapy use, as reported by Bloody Elbow. “Oh yeah, I will always want...

Nov 4, 2013 3:13 pm

Dan Henderson’s Vitor Belfort Fight Is Last Fight On Contract

The stakes are high for Dan “Hendo” Henderson in his rematch with Vitor Belfort on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil this Saturday Nov. 9. As reported by Josh Gross, this is the last fight on Henderson’s contract. Hendo said this is the last fight on his UFC contract. UFC wants to wait...

Nov 1, 2013 9:39 am

Vitor Belfort would stop TRT for a title shot if necessary

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has been under a lot of scrutiny for his use of TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy.) The 35-year-old former UFC champion, Belfort, has looked spectacular in his past two octagon appearances, earning headkick knockout wins over perennial contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Belfort recently stated that should...

Oct 31, 2013 1:31 pm

Machida Camp Believes Vitor Will Turn Down Challenge Because He Knows He Will Lose

It seems as though the Machida camp believes that Vitor Belfort is going to continue his “difficult” self-matchmaking and not accept a middleweight bout against Lyoto. Machida’s manager Jorge Guimaraes told Ariel Helwani on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Belfort would turn down a future matchup with Lyoto Machida due to an “unfavorable...

Oct 31, 2013 12:42 pm

Vitor Belfort Wants To Keep Fighting Into His 40’s

“I believe in joy. When I step into the octagon and I don’t feel the pleasure and I don’t feel the adrenaline and the purpose, I think it will be time to stop. “I made a plan to go into my 40s, so that’s kind of the plan. So I like to plan things. I...

Oct 30, 2013 11:04 am

Sonnen Wants To Punch ‘Scary’ Vitor Belfort In The Face Repeatedly

“I’ve been trying to fight Vitor for a long time now. And I think Vitor is awesome. I think Vitor is probably the second scariest guy in the UFC right now, right under Jon Jones. But I think he’s beatable. I think I can beat him. And I really don’t care either way. I’m going...

Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 27, 2013 11:29 am

Lyoto Machida Would Fight Anderson Silva For UFC Middleweight Title

Anderson Silva has always been adamant about not facing Lyoto Machida. “I’ve already said it, and I’ll say it again. Lyoto and myself— we are brothers. Jacare and myself we are friends— camp friends. So we have a code of honor amongst ourselves that we don’t fight against ourselves regardless of wins and losses, money...

Oct 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Dana White Likes Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort At Middleweight

Lyoto Machida needed all of three minutes to make a name for himself in the UFC Middleweight division. He may already have a title-contention fight lined up for him after such a successful 185 debut. After refusing to move down to the middleweight division due to his friend and training partner Anderson Silva reigning supreme...

Oct 23, 2013 12:24 pm

UFC Fight Night 32 Line-Up Set for Nov. 9

  The fight card for UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson has been finalized with a total of 12 fights divided between a preliminary card that will stream live online and a main card that will air on FOX Sports 1.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has announced its line-up for next...

Oct 2, 2013 10:22 am

White: Belfort has been ‘difficult’ and puts himself in ‘weird’ situations

UFC President Dana White sat down with reporters following his latest UFC 168 press tour pit stop in Brazil to speak openly and candidly about a number of topics. One of the subjects brought up was Vitor Belfort. White admittedly doesn’t know what to do with the top-ranked middleweight.  The Brazilian finds himself in a “weird”...

Sep 26, 2013 12:09 pm

Vitor Belfort Planning On Five-Round Domination Of Hendo

“It’s going to be intense. I have 14 weeks until the fight, and preparation requires dedication and sacrifice. I’ll focus on winning the fight. I’m preparing myself for a five-round intense fight. That’s the way I predict the fight going.[The first fight] gives me more motivation. He’s a tough fighter, but I’ll be ready to...

Sep 24, 2013 7:20 am

Anderson Silva: I’m going to give back the knockout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour,” where he explained how he plans to defeat currrent champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC 168 this December: “I (will) give back the knockout,” said Silva. “I’m working hard now. Chris is the...

Sep 23, 2013 10:31 am

Jose Maria vs. Dustin Ortiz Added to UFC Fight Night 32

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a flyweight bout to its November card in Brazil, UFC Fight Night 32, that will feature local fighter, Jose Maria, and promotional newcomer, Dustin Ortiz.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Another fight has been added to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, as UFC officials announced Jose Maria will...

Sep 12, 2013 11:05 am

Jacare Souza Wants Winner of Munoz vs. Bisping or Fight at Light Heavyweight

  As he continues to climb the UFC ranks at middleweight, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza has called for a top contender in the winner of the upcoming bout between Mark Munoz and Michael Bisping.  If he can’t get this fight, however, Jacare is willing to fight at 205 lbs.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former Strikeforce...

Sep 6, 2013 2:22 pm

PHOTO | Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort Square Off In Brazil

Set to fight in the cage for the second time in their storied career, Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort recently squared off for Camera’s in Brazil while in town for last Wednesday’s Fight Night event. Dan Henderson walked away with the win in their first matchup. Will history repeat itself, or will Belfort get redemption?