Vitor Belfort is undoubtedly nearing the tail end of what has been a controversial, yet illustrious career nonetheless. An infamous user of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), “The Phenom” was forced to wean his body off of it after the substance was banned in 2014.
He spent all of 2014 on the sidelines and returned looking like a withered away version of the Belfort that scored three-straight head kick knockouts in 2013 while looking ripped out of his mind in the process. Not only did he look depleted, but he didn’t appear to be the same type of animal, as he was utterly destroyed by Chris Weidman last May.
That being said, “The Phenom” proved something to us this past weekend (November 7, 2015) when he met Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 77. Despite facing an even older and worn down opponent, Belfort showed that he still has the ability to finish, and to finish viciously.
Just minutes into the first round, the Brazilian landed a lethal head kick that shut the lights off for Henderson. Belfort may be getting up there in age, and his body has clearly been through a tremendous amount, but he still remains a top-five 185-pounder.
Hoping to have one more title run left in him, let’s take a look at some potential opponents for “The Phenom”: