To salute the UFC’s January 19 return to São Paulo, Vitor Belfort put down the boxing mitts, grabbed a guitar and broke into song.
The UFC star warbles “Sampa,” a song composed by MMA fan Caetano Veloso that has become something of an anthem for South America’s largest city, in a vignette that aired not long ago on Brazil’s Combate television channel.
Besides being a tribute to São Paulo, host city to the first UFC event of 2013, the tune was picked as a courtesy to Caetano, who exalted Belfort and a number of other Brazilian MMA stars in his recent composition “A Bossa Nova é foda.”
So what do you make of this? Check out the video above.