When middleweight Vitor Belfort steps into the Octagon in a little over a week to face Anthony Johnson at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes he will do so with more on his mind than a win bonus or increasing his rank on the contendership ladder. Rather, Belfort’s bout in Brazil is the fulfillment of a longtime goal; the culmination of working hard for fifteen hard years to see MMA grow to the level it’s currently at.
Belfort spoke some about what the fight means to him in the latest video from his Road to UFC 142 series where he explained, “When I was 19 years old I had a dream of my sport being popular in the whole world. And this moment is here now.”
The 34-year old former champion is also seen training for the fight in addition to spending time with his family including a young son who has aspirations of following in his father’s footsteps.
Check out A Day in the Life of Vitor Belfort below…
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