UFC NEWS | Vitor Belfort | I Dominated a 220 Pound Man
“He’s a strong guy, feared in UFC. Dan Henderson refused to fight him, everybody declined it. He’s a guy who’s hard to match-up in this division, but I accepted it at a glance. I have never feared any man… I thought it was good challenge and I said yes. I showed how I value the fans and the UFC. I fought a guy weighing like 220lbs. I dominated him on the ground, I showed my Jiu-Jitsu, I showed my striking. When I win quickly, people complain it was too quick. When it takes a while longer people also complain… It’s hard to please people, but I had it in my hands. I did what was needed to be done”.
In a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet, Tatame.com, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort discussed his most recent victory over Anthony Johnson.
Originally scheduled for a fight at 185 pounds, Johnson officially weighed in at 197 pounds on the day before the fight. A required fight day weigh-in pegged him at 204 pounds; however Johnson, who failed to make weight for the third time in his UFC career usually, walks around at 220 pounds.
For failing to make the weight and capitalize on his weight advantage in the bout, Johnson was released from the promotion following the loss.