In 2013, “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort has scored
back-to-back head-kick Knockout of the Night bonuses in his native
Brazil. On the eve of his third main event bout this year in his
home country, Belfort talks with FOX Sports’ Heidi Androl
about how he judges his evolution as a fighter and what’s in
store for his rematch with Dan Henderson.
“I believe everyday is a winning day and it’s a
process,” states Belfort. “That’s what I live
for. Better husband, better father, better athlete, better
businessman. That’s how I roll my life.”
Since returning to the UFC in 2009, Belfort is 5-2 inside the
Octagon with all wins by stoppage (4 KO/TKOs, 1 sub) and his two
losses were in battles for belts (middleweight and
light-heavyweight). As Belfort prepares to continue his quest for
another title shot while avenging his 2006 decision loss to
Henderson, “The Phenom” tells how his goal is to simply
have a good performance – the rest isn’t up to him.
“He comes forward, he likes to fight, he likes to
scramble,” explains Belfort. “It’s going to be
interesting. I just got to keep alert and do my thing, do my best.
That’s all I want to live is my best in the Octagon and
that’s what I can promise you guys. I’m going to do my
best and the result is in God’s hands.”