Vitor Belfort Fires Back At Luke Rockhold’s Suggestion That His Body Is Frail, Says He Is ‘Afraid’

Vitor Belfort has been taking aim at critics who have tagged him as being weak for failing a drug test… starting with Luke Rockhold.

Rockhold said that Belfort’s body was “frail” and that it would fall apart before his title fight with Chris Weidman, scheduled for UFC 181 on Dec. 6, but Belfort attributes this to envy.

“I think they are just afraid. I understand,” Belfort said on The MMA Hour. “That playboy is still in shock from the kick. He’s in shock. People are in shock. That’s the word. Lions don’t apologize for being lions. I don’t. It is what it is.”

“The Phenom” competed in the UFC for the first time in 1997, ten years before Rockhold fought his first MMA bout, and almost seemed offended by a younger fighter calling him out.

“Eighteen years ago, I was in this game,” the Brazilian said. “I had to fight twice in one night. In 2004, I became the light heavyweight champion. I’m so glad that I’m still here, and I think that affects a lot of people, and give joy to a lot of people. A lot of guys they are just mama’s boys with powder in their butts.

There has been speculation that Rockhold is attempting to draw heat so that he would be the replacement against Weidman if Belfort doesn’t make the fight.

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