Shawn Tompkins says Vitor Belfort "isn't loyal to anybody"Posted on January 20, 2011, 05:19 AM by Anton Gurevich
"Well, you know, Vitor has done this before. Vitor sometimes, he gets a little clouded in his head. It’s not that he brought in Mike Tyson or anything like that. Vitor just wanders, you know, and he goes where, you know, what’s happening, what’s famous, what’s popular and he’ll go over there and Mike Tyson isn’t teaching him anything. Neither is the other eight gyms that he’s training at. Just because he’s over at Couture’s and not with me doesn’t mean he’s with Couture’s. Vitor isn’t loyal to anybody. We’ve seen it before.
I hope for the best for him, but you know for a guy who told me about respect, loyalty, and God and all this stuff for so many years, he sure did prove the opposite. So, we’ll see. Best of luck to him. Best of luck to Anderson, as well." - The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo
Well-known kickboxing trainer Shawn Tompkins shared his thoughts about Vitor Belfort's tendency to switch between training camps. Tompkins prepared Belfort for his recent victories over Terry Martin, Matt Lindland and Rich Franklin, but the Brazilian decided to part-ways with the coach and move to the rival Xtreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vitor Belfort will look to prove he made the right choice, facing the toughest challenge of his career against Anderson "The Spider" Silva in a fight that will headline UFC 126 on February 5th.