As Vitor Belfort gets older, his MMA record just gets better. Last night, in front of his native country of Brazil, Belfort’s second spinning heel kick was enough to finish Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC on FX 8.
“I was a part of two jungles,” said Belfort on FUEL TV. “I’m the T-Rex surviving this new young jungle. I’m rebuilding myself. I think it’s that burning inside me that said ‘you didn’t accomplish what you did.’ I made many mistakes and Dana [White] and Lorenzo [Fertitta] gave me the chance and I promised them my best to finish as strong as I can finish.”
Since returning to the UFC in 2009, Belfort has only lost to champions Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. The win over Rockhold almost guarantees that he’s the middleweight No. 1 contender yet again. That is of course after Chris Weidman gets his shot at Silva’s middleweight title.
When the question of Belfort’s TRT usage came up, he wouldn’t provide an answer if the substance played a factor and brushed those questions off.
As for what’s next, Belfort said a promised family vacation.