Belfort’s working at being a “lion”

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Belfort launches explosive knockout over Matt Lindland. Photo: Affliction.

Following his defeat at the hands of Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort will next see action August 6 at UFC 133 in Philadelphia. There, Vitor will take on Japan’s Yoshihiro Akiyama.

“I see him as being a durable guy with good takedowns. He’s apparently very strong. I think that’s it. With four-ounce gloves on man things get nasty, you have to keep on your toes. You can’t blink when you’re in the ring. My job is to act first, preempt him. I’ll be like a lion in the jungle, ready to hunt. The moment I catch him, I’ve got him. I’m doing all I can to be at my best. Wait and see, you all will love it,” remarked Vitor in a recent GRACIEMAG.com interview.

Our readers are already aware that the “Phenom” has Jiu-Jitsu at the top of his priority list for training, where he counts on the held of world champion Gilbert Durinho. He isn’t slouching on his striking, though.

“I work on my boxing with a great Mexican trainer, Gil Martinez. He’s awesome. I’ve been doing Thai boxing with Ray Sefo and, besides Durinho, Robert Drysdale often helps me with my Jiu-Jitsu. Training’s going great, high level.”

Check out some scenes from his preparations below:

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