34-year old Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort has achieved a number of incredible things throughout his career – a UFC championship, fame, and fortune among them. One of his final remaining goals will be accomplished this weekend when he fights at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes where he will face Anthony Johnson in a co-headlining clash. Not only will the event mark the first time Belfort has fought at home in more than a decade but also his debut on the nation’s leading television network, further cementing his legacy among the people of Brazil.
Belfort discussed what the fight means to him in the UFC Countdown special for the show where he said, “I always had a dream to fight in Rio…so my dream has come true. My journey right now has just been fulfilled…to fight in my home country, my home city, so it’s awesome.”
Another reason “The Phenom” is so positive entering Saturday night’s scrap has to do with his training partners, one of which was welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. The 20-9 Belfort also displayed a good deal of confidence in the Countdown clip based on the quality of his camp, explaining, “I’m training with the best wrestlers, the best strikers, the best jiu-jitsu guys. So if I can make these young guys in my camp tired, and say, ‘Vitor…enough! Enough!’ Everybody has to say ‘enough’ I’ll be 100% for this fight, no doubt.”
Check out the complete UFC Countdown segment between Belfort-Johnson below:
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