Vitor Belfort Says He Feels For Anderson Silva
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.29.2013
He's looking ahead to Weidman though...
Vitor Belfort spoke last night following UFC 168 about his planned fight with Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva's injury and more. Check out the highlights:
On Silva's injury: "It's just sad the way it finished. I feel for him. I don't like injuries. I've been fighting for 18 years, and I've had all kinds of injuries in my life. People don't know how hard we work and how intense it is to perform."
On moving past a Silva rematch and focusing on Weidman: "What I want is in the hands of a guy named Chris Weidman. It belongs to me, and that jungle is mine. Eighteen years. It's a journey."
On whether he's studied Weidman: "I'm the type of guy that I fight to win. If you study the animals in the jungle, some animals, they hunt. But the most dangerous animal – and that's why they call him the king of the jungle – is the lion because he's unpredictable. I'm unpredictable. People think now of the kick, and here comes the hands and the wrestling and the jiu-jitsu."
On where the fight might happen: "It doesn't matter the place – I have fans everywhere. I'm part of all countries. It's about defining yourself. Right now, I'm representing nations; I'm representing the world. That's my jungle – the octagon."