Currently the most heavily-anticipated fight among fans, Anderson vs. Belfort will headline the February 5 UFC 126 event in Las Vegas. And the “Phenomenon” went back to talking about his upcoming challenge, this time in an interview on the official UFC website:
“Fighting for the belt makes no difference. You’re seeking the upper echelon of the sport. What’s important is to stay focused on training and on what you need to fulfill, your objective. I came to Vegas for the structure. There’s greater investment in the sport here. So many times in Brazil I’ve lacked training partners. I feel Brazil is still far behind the USA as far as that goes,” says Vitor, who doesn’t feel his time away – since his last fight, in September 2009 – will hinder him.
“Training is the hardest part of a competition. For as long as I’ve been away injured, I believe my training will overcome the down time. I imagine that to be the source of athletes’ riches.”
And as far as the fight itself goes, as everyone may imagine, the action seems guaranteed.
I’m going to give it my best, regardless of Anderson’s expectations. I’m going to give it 100%, so he’d better be ready.”
To hear what else Belfort has to say in the video interview, click here.
What about you, dear reader, how do you feel the fight will end?