Vitor Belfort allies with Rashad Evans ahead of UFC 152 fight with Jon JonesPosted on August 26, 2012, 09:00 AM by Anton Gurevich
On September 22nd, Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort will enter the Octagon at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with sights on winning his first UFC title since 2004.
The Phenom will have a whole new armory at his disposal. Just recently, Vitor Belfort announced his switch from Xtreme Couture to the evergrowing Imperial Athletics camp in Boca Raton, Florida. Belfort is expected to use the services of "Suga" Rashad Evans, who not only trained with Jon Jones for several years in Albuquerque, New Mexica, but also fought the reigning champ back at UFC 145.
"I have the best people around me," Belfort said. "I'd been talking to Rashad in the back (of UFC events) for so long. I was talking with him and (manager) Glenn (Robinson), and then I fought (Blackzilians member) Anthony Johnson. I didn't want to just go there. I see a lot of great guys on the team. I want to learn from the best. If you want to be a lion, you have to train with the lions.
How could I not be joyful to fight the best guy at the moment?" Belfort said. "Everybody from my time retired, and nobody would have that opportunity."
Vitor Belfort is 3-1 in part deux of his UFC career, with impressive victories over Yoshihiro Akiyama, Rich Franklin, and Anthony Johnson. In contrast to Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort is only 10 years older than Jon Jones. Nevertheless, the bookmakers give Belfort a 13-1 chance to dethrone Jon Jones at UFC 152.