Mike Dolce: Vitor Belfort is perfectly built to knock Jon Jones outPosted on September 8, 2012, 06:31 AM by Anton Gurevich
Bookmakers consider Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort a 13-1 underdog for his UFC 152 main event clash with Jon Jones. Belfort's camp ridicules his heavy underdog status, claiming that the Brazilian phenom is the man to teach Jon Jones a lesson.
Speaking via UFC.com, Belfort's nutritionist, Mike Dolce, revealed about his protege's diet in preparations for September 22nd. According to Dolce, Belfort is perfectly built to KO the champ, thanks to his legendary speed inside the Octagon (via UFC.com):
"Look what Vitor did to former world champion Rich Franklin, look what Vitor did to Matt Lindland, who was the best middleweight at one time. Vitor finished Anthony Johnson, who is not as tall as Jon Jones, but almost as long and definitely heavier and more muscular than Jon Jones. Vitor is a finishing machine, he’s a knockout machine, his jiu-jitsu is amazing. I’ve seen Vitor wrestle; he’s got some of the most underrated wrestling in MMA. That’s the Vitor I know.
I saw the odds – 13 to 1 underdog! When I heard about this fight, as soon as Vitor called me I said, ‘You’re going to win this fight! You are perfectly built to knock Jon out.’ Look at Jon Jones versus (Lyoto) Machida. Machida could touch Jones all day with that left hand to the jaw. Vitor is twice as powerful and four times faster than Machida. So if Machida can touch Jones’ jaw, Vitor is going to obliterate it. No disrespect to Jon, it’s just a terrible matchup for Jon Jones. That’s my belief."
Vitor Belfort is 8-2 in his last 10 fights, losing only to Dan Henderson (PRIDE 32) and Anderson Silva (UFC 126). "The Phenom" is on a two-fight win streak, with victories over Yoshihiro Akiyama and Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. UFC 152 will mark Vitor Belfort's 17th appearance inside the UFC Octagon.