There’s no question Vitor Belfort has done it all in MMA, winning tournaments, titles, and tons of respect over his 16-year career. However, it’s what he offers as a fighter rather than a legend that has piqued UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones’ interest.
In particular, Jones is anxious to test himself against Belfort’s stance as a Southpaw to prove he’s evolved since eating a number of shots from the last lefty he faced, Lyoto Machida.
“I’m just really excited to fight Vitor Belfort, mainly because he’s a Southpaw. And the last time I fought a Southpaw it was Lyoto and I got punched pretty good. I’m just anxious to do a better job against another dangerous Southpaw,” said Jones of his foe in an interview with the organization, adding, “He’s a winner. I’m a winner. He’s a dominant guy. I think that I dominate my competition. It’s gonna be a magnificent, magnificent display of martial arts.”
Though the dynamic 25-year old may have been hit more than he would’ve liked against Machida, chances are “Bones” will still be shooting for the same outcome pertaining to the UFC 152 results. Jones choked Machida out cold in the second stanza of their December 2011 tilt, defending his divisional strap successfully for the second time as well.
The full interview with Jones can be seen below:
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