Archive: Vitor Belfort

Apr 17, 2014 3:20 pm

Martin Kampmann’s Take On Training: ‘Spar once a week, maximal’

The sport of mixed martial arts has evolved at neck-snapping speeds over the past two decades, moving from bare-knuckle brawls with “no holds barred”, to technically proficient contests, regulated by athletic commissions. But the evolution isn’t just observed at the events – it’s also happening at the gyms where these martial artists train. In the...

Apr 15, 2014 10:59 am

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...

Apr 8, 2014 4:06 pm

Machida Cool With Fighting Anderson Silva

“It’s good for the sport. This is a fight that I would like to avoid because I know Anderson very well but, as a professional, we can’t think like that. We have to think that this is a fight that can happen, he can be a future opponent and this is something that we will...

Mar 31, 2014 4:47 am

PHOTO | Machida’s Run For Cover During Cali Earthquake

There was an earthquake in Southern California, last Friday. It was a 5.3 centered in Los Angeles. That’s where the Machida’s live and they hit the deck! Check it: “My wife’s response to yesterday’s earthquake. Thanks for protecting us under the table.”

Mar 25, 2014 4:24 pm

Michael Bisping Skeptical of Vitor Belfort’s Drug Screening

Michael Bisping has his sights set on making a comeback after nearly a year lay off, due to a lingering eye injury, and prepares to start by taking out contender Tim Kennedy. The two are set to face off at the TUF Nations Finale on April 16 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at the Colisee...

Mar 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Weidman Injured, Out Of UFC 173 Bout With Machida

UFC 173 is one of those events… After removing Vitor Belfort from his promised title bid due to the ban on Tesosterone Replacement Therapy, the UFC put in an equally intriguing fighter to go opposite Chris Weidman in the form of Lyoto Machida. All was well with UFC 173, until news hit today that, Weidman,...

Mar 21, 2014 5:22 pm

Anderson Silva Says Weidman ‘No Threat’ To Machida

“Lyoto has a good team. I believe a lot in Lyoto. We are close friends. This belt needs to be in Brazil. Weidman is a great athlete but there isn’t too much secret about fighting him. Lyoto has great chances of winning because Weidman is a normal guy, he has no weapons to threaten Lyoto....

Mar 20, 2014 1:52 pm

Joe Rogan Praises ‘TRT Vitor’ – “Sad” To See Him Go

“He (Dan Henderson) fought TRT Vitor. TRT Vitor … when we go down over eras, of the greatest most impressive fighters, there’s going to be a part of me that is sad, that TRT Vitor has to come down to an end. It’s a part of me that’s very sad. I mean, I see the...

Mar 20, 2014 11:07 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC 173: Weidman vs. Machida’ Official Poster

The UFC 173 official poster just got a facelift with the removal of Vitor Belfort from the show’s main event. UFC officials recently released this newer version of the pre-fight event flyer, featuring Machida and Weidman dressed in war paint. Check it:

Mar 12, 2014 8:58 am

Anti-Aging Doctor Linked To Vitor Belfort: TRT ban pushes fighters into using ‘black market steroids’

Dr. John Pierce (pictured), an anti-aging doctor who has been linked to middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort, has apparently had multiple fighters inform him that they would rather go to the black market for performance-enhancing drugs, than get a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone. And now that the TUE program has been shut down? Dr. Pierce tells MMAJunkie – in a rather candid...

Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Machida Confident His Striking Will Defeat Weidman

“Ed (Soares) called me and said ‘I think they had a problem with Vitor and you’ll have to fight for the title.’ I said sure, that’s great. I’ve fought a lot of wrestlers before, and I know Weidman has a good wrestling, but I’m confident on the work I’m developing with my team. I believe...

Mar 8, 2014 9:16 am

Dana White Doesn’t Care If TRT Users Retire

By Evan Stoumbelis Even after it’s ban TRT is still making headlines. Chael Sonnen said in an interview recently that he may have to give up MMA as a result of the ban on TRT because he needs it to function in his everyday life. This was in line with what Dr. Neil Goodman said...

Mar 4, 2014 5:11 pm

Rashad Evans Defends Belfort & His Use Of TRT – Thinks Criticism Unfair

“I don’t know, hopefully he gets the title shot. The thing with [Vitor] having to pull out — or the fact that he had to be pulled out — was that he wouldn’t have been able to pass the inspection with the new rules. Because it takes at least 12 weeks for [TRT] to be...

Mar 3, 2014 9:07 pm

JDS Returns, Meets Miocic In UFC 173 Co-Main Event

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, has an opponent set in the form of Cleveland based fighter, Stipe Micioc. The two top-heavyweight fighters have agreed to square off in the UFC 173 co-main event. UFC 173 goes down on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main...

Mar 3, 2014 10:51 am

Belfort’s Official Apology To Fans

“I want to apologize to all my fans that have been let down by the news of me not competing in the title fight against Chris Weidman. I wanted nothing more than to go and compete for the belt. As you all know, I have been doing a legal treatment approved by every commission I...

Mar 3, 2014 10:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Blasts “Cheating, Scumbag, Hypocrite” Belfort For Cheating On TRT

In the eyes of many, Vitor Belfort has been cheating his way to a title shot while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. However, Belfort’s use of the controversial therapy was completely inline with the rules and regulations. Was the Brazilian getting an edge over his competition? Michael Bisping sounds off on twitter about the subject. Check...