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Saturday, 06/16/2012, 05:29 am

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

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.”


19 Responses to “Vitor Belfort Talks About His Recovery From The Broken Hand That Forced Him Out Of UFC 147 | UFC News”

  1. Schweez says:


    He was about to completely outclass Anderson with the stand up less flashy faster with more power. Anderson got a lucky upkick

    • Jaedr says:

      no he was not. vitor doesn’t have the chin first of all. and that’s what you get for standing in front of andseron doing nothing, everyone knows he strikes with pinpoint accuracy and always lands right on the button. it was not luck.

  2. james says:

    vitor is a true champion, i am eager for his return but they have him matched against the wrong silva. vitor will beat anderson in a rematch. go vitor go

  3. B-rad says:

    lmao yeah he was going to outclass him, untill he got KTFO!!! when you get taken out that bad there is no luck, andy set up that front kick and murdered him with it. No luck about it, he might not front kick him in the face again but he would KO him again no doubt

  4. Xaninho says:

    Give it up dudes. Anderson Silva will retire as a P4P champ. Belfort has nothing on him.

    If that KO was luck, then all of Belforts KO’s were luck too. JDS’ KO’s all lucky shots. You haters need to understand that a 58% KO ratio isn’t luck, it’s talent.

    • WrestlingRules says:

      Here you go again engaging in a logical fallacy. X you constantly take these huge leaps of logic to TRY and prove a point that is NOT correlative AT ALL. You are a typical statistician that will try and use statistics to prove that one action is legitimate because it averages to a mean…. That’s logical fallacy, NOT logic…nor is it true that the kick is proof it was NOT luck because it knocked him out SINCE that was the ONLY one that ever knocked out anybody. Most of his ko’s were from punches and/or knees. Therefore, what your statistics do prove is that IT WAS A FUCKIN’ LUCKY hit….nuff said!!!

      • Hjortur Halldorsson says:

        It’s extremely difficult to say if this was luck or not, but since this was Anderson who did it I will give him the benefit of the doubt. That guy is simply unpredictable and you can never know what he’s thinking.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          I agree on the creativity, but I believe spidey’s camp viewed enough film of Vitor that shows how mediocre his boxing skills are and he holds his hand low and wide and decided to try that kick on him knowing it would be a lucky kick to ko. Silva was just as surprised as Vitor was when it hit him on the button…..Silva is a slimeball and his comeuppance is coming.

      • Xaninho says:

        There you go again denying facts.

        Did you know people who end their statements with things like ’nuff said’ are fully aware they were just talking out of their asses?

        You just made a bullshit comment about logical fallacies instead of proving me wrong. The solely reason why you did that is you have no feasable argument against the statement I made.

        In other words you know damn well Anderson Silva threw that kick to knock Belfort out.

  5. Schweez says:

    Hater? How us that when I simply stated it was a lucky kick which 99 % of ppl not hanging from silvas sack would completely agree with. Maybe you need to watch that fight again and just picture from there how it would of unfolded if that wouldn’t have happened. There is no doubt Anderson will go down as A p4p king not the p4p king that division is arguably the weakest division is the UFC besides flyweights and that division just got started.

    • KIDD433 says:

      MW weak?you gotta be kidding me.3 or 4 years ago when Anderson was fighting cans like thales leites,Patrick cote,and travis Lutter Yes absolutely.But now,NO WAY.185 is full of talent now.Vitor,Brian Stann,Mark Muñoz,Sonnen,And now Héctor Lombard,even Bisping even though his récords padded.MW has some serious talent even more high level fighters than 205 at the moment IMO.

  6. WrestlingRules says:

    I’d like to see Vitor fight Silva for a few rounds and I would like to see Vitor fight Sonnen, Hendo and Bisping too.

    • Hjortur Halldorsson says:

      Vitor would never have any chance with Anderson. Most of the time Anderson can just do what ever he wants with his opponents and I believe Vitor falls into that category.

      Sonnen vs. VitorI think Sonnen would win Vitor by a decision, by mostly taking him down and pat Vitor with his “vicious” GnP and out conditioning Vitor, similar to what Tito did when he faced Vitor (except Tito’s GnP was/is truly vicious).

      Hendo vs Vitor. That fight would be absolutely amazing. I think Hendo would do what he couldn’t do in their Pride bout and that is knock Vitor out.

      Bisping vs. Vitor. Hard to predict. I can see Bisping winning by a decision if this would be a main event and therefor a five rounder (he would out condition Vitor and win round 3,4 and 5). But most likely is that, that fight would be 3 rounder and then I would predict Vitor by decision. Vitor could of course KO Bisping, but I would rather predict a decision win.

      You can take these predictions to the bank if any of these fights happen in the future, your welcome 😉

      • WrestlingRules says:

        Not Bad, but I see Bisping beating Vitor 9 out 10 times.

        The only serious disagreement I have with you is with Jacko. He’s creative. but not that good and Sonnen will retire him.

        • Kingron84 says:

          Exactly how would Bisping defeat Belfort outside of the staNdard lucky shot. Belfry has better takedowns, submissions, striking, there isn’t one area where Bisping is even close to Belfort.

  7. Fransico says:

    I want to see Belfort rearrange Mongo…I mean Wandy’s face.

  8. koolg says:

    this guy will never have a long fight string he hurts him self if he rolls out of bed to fast, i remember way back in the day when he was the phenom then he vanished for a long time… then came back up then vanished again and now…

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