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Monday 05.20.2013 12:00am ET | View Full Article
"TRT had nothing to do with that kick."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Luke Rockhold stated it plain and simple at the UFC on FX 8 post-fight press conference (watch it here) on Saturday night (May 18, 2013): the fact Vitor Belfort is a user of testosterone-replacement-therapy (TRT) had nothing to with his defeat to "The Phenom" in Brazil. There is a large contingent of f...
Sunday 05.19.2013 11:00pm ET | View Full Article
In the main event of UFC on FX 8, Vitor Belfort picked yet another win over a top middleweight by knocking out ex-Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold in the first round. Belfort busted out a spinning kick that leveled Rockhold, and The Phenom followed up with some punches to turn his lights out. The finish came just after the halfway mark of the opening stanza.
With the win, Belfort (23-10, 12-6 UFC...
Sunday 05.19.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 featured a four-fight main card with three middleweight fights and one taking place in the lightweight division. Three of the four fights were pretty entertaining. This post will be a brief recap of the first three main card fights, while the main event bout between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold will get a separate post.
Ronaldo Souza defeated Chris Camozzi by submission (arm trian...
Sunday 05.19.2013 9:00pm ET | View Full Article
Any time a fighter as accomplished as Vitor Belfort steps in the Octagon, there is always something factual of note to bring up.
In the case of "The Phenom," his name in the sport for more than a decade has been built around being one of the most dangerous first-round fighters in not just the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but in all of mixed martial arts (MMA).
The Brazilian proved once...
Sunday 05.19.2013 7:40pm ET | View Full Article
Sunday 05.19.2013 6:30pm ET | View Full Article
Right off we might as well talk about it. Why not? We're thinking about it, whether we want to admit it or not. Vitor Belfort pulls off an amazing spinning heel kick against Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8, then declares that he's "stronger than ever," and it's like he's begging us to talk about it.
Sunday 05.19.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
As I've said before, UFC on FX 8 wasn't exactly brimming with relevance. The unfortunate injury to Constantinos Philippou took the steam out of the co-main event and left the opening main card fight with a UFC newcomer instead. Obviously the main event was extremely important, but that's about it. With that in mind, I'm going to buck the usual trend and not stick to matchmaking for main card figh...
Sunday 05.19.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
Following a devastating head kick knockout defeat to Vitor Belfort in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut, Luke Rockhold wants to get right back on the horse with another fight.
The former Strikeforce middleweight champion did not start his career with the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization the way he would have liked, as on Saturday night (May 18, 2013) in the UFC ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 4:06pm ET | View Full Article
In the main event of Saturday night's UFC On FX 8, former Light Heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort demolished Luke Rockhold in the first round of their Middleweight fight. Belfort landed a beautiful spinning back kick that dropped Rockhold to start the finishing sequence. He followed up with frenetic ground and pound to get referee Leon Roberts to stop the fight.
Since it was revealed that Belfo...
Sunday 05.19.2013 4:00pm ET | View Full Article
It was a big night for Brazilians, who won 12 of 13 bouts before a hot partisan crowd at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil on Saturday night.
Vitor Belfort's knockout of Luke Rockhold in the main event was both a thing of violent beauty, and of controversy, due to the elephant in the room of testosterone replacement therapy being used by a fighter who had earlier in his career failed ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 3:50pm ET | View Full Article
It's going to be difficult for fighters to have better UFC debuts than the one former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza had on Saturday night. The submission grappling ace easily dispatched with Chris Camozzi at 3:37 of the first round with an academic head and arm triangle at UFC on FX 8 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, earning not only a victory but $50,000 through his Submis...
Sunday 05.19.2013 3:07pm ET | View Full Article
UFC Middleweight Vitor Belfort demolished former Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold in the first round of their UFC on FX 8 bout last night with a beautiful spinning wheel kick. Unfortunately for Belfort, what people want to talk about instead of his technique is his use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
MMA Junkie's John Morgan asked Belfort about TRT use at the post-fight press conferen...
Sunday 05.19.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
"I was a part of two jungles. I'm a T-Rex surviving in a new jungle and I rebuild myself. God give me the strength. I used to be strong then and I'm strong now so I think it's just a burning inside of me that said, ‘You didn't accomplish what you want.' I did so many things in my career, I made so many mistake and Dana [White] and Lorenzo [Fertitta] gave me the chance and I promised them, ‘I'm ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 1:30pm ET | View Full Article
Vitor Belfort on Saturday delivered perhaps the top highlight-reel moment of his entire career when he knocked out Luke Rockhold with a spinning back kick. But find out what people had to say about his TRT use.
Sunday 05.19.2013 1:14pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 took place last night (May 19, 2013) from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. If you missed the event, don’t worry, we have all the action below including highlights of Vitor Belfort’s bone crushing spinning head kick victory over Luke Rockhold in the main-event. Complete results below: Main card [...]
Sunday 05.19.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
With over 16 years of professional experience at the tender age of 36, it doesn't appear Vitor Belfort is slowing down one bit following his incredible spinning head kick knockout of Luke Rockhold (watch it here) in the UFC on FX 8 main event Saturday (May 18, 2013) night in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Under almost any other circumstances, Belfort would be the clear-cut No. 1 contender in the middl...
Sunday 05.19.2013 12:30pm ET | View Full Article
If you missed it the first time, we've got a full video replay of the entire UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" post-fight press conference, featuring main event participants Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold, who talked about the mixed martial arts (MMA) event from Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Sunday 05.19.2013 11:00am ET | View Full Article
Last night, UFC veteran Vitor Belfort demolished Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold. It took the "Young Dinosaur" less than a single round to finish Rockhold. He landed an incredible spinning back kick that dropped him and followed up with aggressive ground and pound to get the stoppage.
Ever since Belfort's KO loss to middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 126, MMA and UFC fans have refuse...
Sunday 05.19.2013 10:01am ET | View Full Article
Vitor Belfort's professional career has been one of twists and turns. He was alternately one of the scariest men in mixed martial arts and at least for a time, one of the most head-scratchingly inconsistent. He was the heir to the throne, then nearly a washout. He espoused his Christian beliefs, but made enemies and perpetrated some of the most stunning violence fighting has produced. His career ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 10:00am ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 is in the books and Vitor Belfort landed an all-time great spinning kick to knock out Luke Rockhold. As much as it pains me, it seems like in the aftermath of this fight the MMA community again needs to discuss Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and its place, or lack thereof, in the sport.
More and more MMA fighters are using TRT, and why wouldn't they? It is a legal way to inje...