A mature Belfort against Silva

by Carlos Eduardo Ozório

Vitor Belfort is getting ready for the fight of his life, against Anderson Silva, next Saturday, and GRACIEMAG.com will be at UFC 126 in Las Vegas to witness it. In the meantime, check out the interview our correspondent Nalty Jr. had with Belfort, which was already published in GRACIEMAG #166 but so far hasn’t been posted on the website. Vitor won’t have it easy, but from his statements, readers will notice he is a more mature fighter as he heads into the octagon.

You were once considered the MMA fighter with the best boxing technique. Is your boxing still better than the other MMA fighters?

No, I don’t think so. Far from it. There are so many good guys out there these days.

What technical fundamental is it that, after so long, you haven’t managed to polish up as much as you would have liked?

There are so many… Sometimes I feel like a Jiu-Jitsu white belt, an amateur boxer… I’m an apprentice. I feel you have to think ahead the whole time, want to improve. You can’t get comfortable.

What’s the worst mistake and best move of your career?

My best move was leaving Brazil to live in the USA. My biggest mistake is often leaving the solution to a problem for later.

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