UFC legend Vitor Belfort might be an 8:1 underdog in this weekendâ€™s title-fight with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones but donâ€™t tell him that. As far as Belfortâ€™s concerned, he is confident he will leave countless jaws dropped with an impressive victory over the incredibly successful youngster.
â€œI know I can win this fight and shock the world,â€ acknowledged Belfort in a conversation with the UFC. â€œI am so ready in my mind, it is hard for me to explain. I am so ready to be the champion again. My brain, my body, they are so ready.â€
â€œThatâ€™s how I live my life, with belief. I am a winner. I am ready to win,â€ Belfort continued, explaining his mindset entering the UFC 152 bout is the same he employs in his day-to-day journey through life. â€œAs you get older you learn about yourself. I have the same abilities as I had when I was younger, but now I have more sense of myself. I know how I respond and learn. Whenever someone says something like â€˜Can you speak French?â€™ I donâ€™t say â€œnoâ€ I say â€œNot yetâ€. Against Jon Jones people ask â€˜how can you beat this guy?â€™ and I say â€˜I will show you how on Saturdayâ€™.â€
Belfort has finished both opponents heâ€™s faced since falling to Anderson Silva in February 2011. He has racked up 21 total wins in his career including fourteen strike-based stoppages like those against Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin, evidence showing he certainly has the ability to back up his words.
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