When Vitor Belfort returns to the Octagon against Chris Weidman in 2015, he says he will be better than ever.
“The fact that I haven’t fought in 2014 will only make my opponents surprised with my performance,” Belfort told MMAFighting.com. “I had time to adapt myself and evolve even more. Despite not having fought, I worked hard at Blackzilians and spent this whole time getting ready to win my third world title in a different weight class in the UFC.”
Originally scheduled to fight Weidman on May 24, Belfort was pulled from the match after testing positive in a random drug test in February. The Brazilian was granted a license by the Nevada Athletic Commission and again set to fight the UFC champion on Dec. 6, but the fight had to be pushed again after Weidman broke his hand.
“The year of 2014 was really full of postponements and twists, but I’m positive that those adversities will only make me stronger and ready for the next challenges,” he said. “I was expecting to fight and win the title, but I believe that everything happens for a reason. My training routine is intense, it’s part of my lifestyle. I will continue focused on reinventing myself and getting stronger every day, waiting for the fight.”
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