Things got intense at the UFC 126 presser as Vitor and Anderson locked horns. I wrote the analysis for this bout for Bleacher Report, below is a snippet. Click Here to read the entire story.
The big sticking point in this fight is that Vitor Belfort has historically been a front runner in his career. When things don’t go his way early he tends to go into panic mode and Anderson Silva is an extremely patient fighter. There are also other variables though. Did Anderson Silva get old overnight? He was hurt by a Chael Sonnen punch on the feet at UFC 117, the first time he has shown any weakness in an otherwise brilliant chin over the course of his career.