In all honesty, it remains unknown when Vitor Belfort will finally retire from MMA.
It could be this Sunday at UFC Fight Night 124 after the former champion meets Uriah Hall in the co-main event.
Belfort leaves behind an incredible legacy in the sport of MMA. The 40-year-old captured the UFC light heavyweight title, was the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament champion and has scored a record 12 knockouts.
“It’s incredible to look back at what you’ve accomplished in life,” Belfort said. “I became the youngest champion. I’ve had some special fights in the UFC such as Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva.
“My whole mentality is do-or-die. My message to all the young fighters is respect. Respect your self, respect your body, respect your opponent. With respect, you can achieve anything you want.”
Belfort also holds the record for most first round finishes inside the Octagon with 13. He improved to 26-13 overall with none no-contest back in June with a victory over Nate Marquardt, his first official win since 2015.
“To all of my fans, you are going to see my last chapter with full passion and bring to you the best fight,” Belfort said. “Be ready.”