Vitor Belfort’s (29-10) comment that he reduced pressure to the armbar applied on Jon Jones (17-1) early in their bout, has left some fighters calling it just an excuse.
His former teammate Rafael Feijao (11-3-1 NC) and Pedro Rizzo (19-10) took to the internet to voice their opinion.
“We try to wring pro Vitor, but after hearing a statement he eased the guy’s arm does not,” said Feijao on Instagram.
“We try to cheer up, but he asks… PQP,” said Rizzo on his Twitter account.
Belfort lost in his attempt to win the light heavyweight championship via submission to Jones at UFC 152.