Vitor Belfort: I fight because i love it. I dont need it. - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
All Around Nice Guy
SideWays222's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 10,760
Vitor Belfort: I fight because i love it. I dont need it.

Iconic Brazilian Vitor Belfort made his UFC debut more than fifteen years ago and has been competing at a high level ever since. In his 30-fight career “The Phenom” has compiled 21 wins including those over fellow stand-outs like Yoshihiro Akiyama, Rich Franklin, and Wanderlei Silva. He is a superstar in his homeland and one of the most respected Mixed Martial Artists in the sport.
That being said, Belfort could retire tomorrow and be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. However, the 35-year old has no plans to hang his gloves up anytime soon, especially with an adversary like light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on the horizon even if he’s a huge underdog going into the short-notice scrap.
“I make my own odds. I make my own atmosphere,” Belfort explained in an interview with GracieMag. “I’m gonna bring the fight. That’s what you can expect. A fight. I’m gonna go to win, not just to be there getting a paycheck. Because the bottom line is, the only reason I’m still fighting is because I love it. I don’t need it – I want it.”
The two polished pugilists are set to face off on September 22 at UFC 152. Belfort will enter the fight with the momentum of back-to-back wins, while Jones holds an overall record of 16-1 with his only defeat involving an unnecessary disqualification.

Well thats always nice to hear. Vitor was fighting when there wasnt any money in the sport. So it isnt hard to believe that its the love of fighting that is keeping him going. BUT im also sure if Dana tomorrow said you arnt getting paid to fight for us anymore that Vitor would turn in his pink slip. Rightfully so...
SideWays222 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Joabbuac's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8,522
Its ring true due to what you said, he fought when there was no money in it - there was no end goal of money like there is now. People deal with fighting for fuk all because the end goal is riches. But also he is very rich already, massive in brazil and has a really rich wife - he clearly does not need the money, what he makes in the UFC is pretty small for him i would guess.
Joabbuac is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:07 AM
xxpillowxxjp's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 1,616
repost of this

Dominick Cruz | Jose Aldo | Donald Cerrone | Vitor Belfort | Fedor | Daniel Cormier
xxpillowxxjp is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:49 AM
Calibretto9's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,218
I believe him when he says it, and yet still think he's not going to love fighting so much when he's in the ring with Jones getting ragdolled.
Calibretto9 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,230
I hope he likes getting the sh*t beaten out of him.
Dtwizzy2k5 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 234
Please destroy Jones, Vitor. If he can't finish Jones in the first, Jones will take him down at will and finish him via tko. Sad to say, but I think that's the most likely outcome.
meli083 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome