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Michael Bisping on Vitor Belfort: ‘It’s Very Satisfying to See Him Lose’

UFC 224 took place over the weekend inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro with two home-grown veterans in former champions in Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort squaring off in front of the Brazilian crowd.
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UFC Hamburg Update: WSOF, KSW Vet Abu Azaitar to Make Debut vs. Vitor Miranda on July 22

Abu Azaitar will make his Octagon debut against Vitor Miranda in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg, Germany.
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UFC Hamburg Update: WSOF, KSW Vet Abu Azaitar to Make Debut vs. Vitor Miranda on July 22

Abu Azaitar will make his Octagon debut against Vitor Miranda in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg, Germany.
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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones Congratulates Vitor, Bashes Liddell

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There are few fighters more self-confident, or self-centered, as Jon Jones; his fights are always about him, his own narrative very much central in his mind. This is never more evident than in his behavior after he pulls out a tough win; he can’t help congratulating himself for digging deep and finding out he is indeed a warrior. His 2012 victory over up-jumped middleweight Vitor Belfort contained a surprising challenge, as Vitor locked in a nasty armbar from guard that fully extended Jones’ arm. Somehow, Jon held on and Vitor didn’t manage to snap the arm. “Bones” picked up the Brazilian bodily, slamming him until ‘The Phenom’ let the armbar go. The rest of the fight was all Jon Jones, ending with a 4th-round kimura victory for “Bones”.

Now that Vitor has been officially retired (sort of) by Lyoto Machida’s unbelievable, career-ending front kick, Jones took the opportunity to congratulate the legend- and himself in the process.

Enjoy your retirement brother, you deserve it. Thank you for the magnificent fight, learned a lot about myself that tonight. Nothing but respect for you @VitorBelfort Ps I know my arm would have been a nice little trophy for you, maybe we can run it back sometime in the future. Charity jujitsu match or something

Jones was much less charitable to retired 48-year-old champion Chuck Liddell, who has been making noise lately about wanting to come out of retirement to fight him.


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UFC 224 Primer: Vitor Belfort Could Actually Retire This Time – No, Really

One-hundred year-old vial of synthetic testosterone Vitor Belfort might actually retired this weekend at UFC 224. No, really, it’s true.

The UFC 19 vet (!) is slated to face former champ Lyoto Machida, and as long as the fight doesn’t get canceled at the last minute (for whatever reason; seriously, just pick one), this could be it.

Oh man, this has been a long time coming. Especially since the UFC cracked down on testosterone replacement therapy, and steroids, and anything else that might enhance performance that Belfort has very likely already used ten times.

Here’s a clip of Belfort with superpowers:

Thankfully, stringent drug screening has seen those powers decline. Now, Belfort fights like he’s been in the game for ten years too long (which is accurate).

So yeah, this may be it for him, with UFC 224 and Machida giving Belfort the send-off he deserves after so many years of cheating.

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Dana White: Vitor Belfort Declined Replacement Opponents at UFC Fight Night 124, UFC 220

Even though his scheduled retirement fight against Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 124 fell through, Vitor Belfort apparently had other options that would have allowed him to compete on Sunday or one week later.
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Dana White: Vitor Belfort Declined Replacement Opponents at UFC Fight Night 124, UFC 220

Even though his scheduled retirement fight against Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 124 fell through, Vitor Belfort apparently had other options that would have allowed him to compete on Sunday or one week later.
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Dana White: Vitor Belfort Declined Replacement Opponents at UFC Fight Night 124, UFC 220

Even though his scheduled retirement fight against Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 124 fell through, Vitor Belfort apparently had other options that would have allowed him to compete on Sunday or one week later.
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Dana White: Vitor Belfort Declined Replacement Opponents at UFC Fight Night 124, UFC 220

Even though his scheduled retirement fight against Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 124 fell through, Vitor Belfort apparently had other options that would have allowed him to compete on Sunday or one week later.
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Dana White: Vitor Belfort Declined Replacement Opponents at UFC Fight Night 124, UFC 220

Even though his scheduled retirement fight against Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 124 fell through, Vitor Belfort apparently had other options that would have allowed him to compete on Sunday or one week later.
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