Cockney Blue wrote:
Vitor has great boxing and really good grappling skills. He has one punch KO power and very fast hands.
He has trained with a number of the top coaches out there.
People have listed his past weaknesses as the mental side of things. He was obviously deeply affected by the kidnapping and murder of his sister.
In his last couple of fights he has seemed to be back in the right frame of mind. Will be interesting to see how he does against a top 5 middle weight, I see it being a big KO for Vitor.
Lets not forget he had a tendency to kinda give up when things werent going his way even before that happened, watch his fight he lost to randy.
Vitor hits hard and fast, but lets not start comparing him to anderson…
Belfort is a better boxer than Anderson. Anderson’s kicking is better. I would say Belfort has better BJJ (have seen Belfort sparring live, never seen Anderson so maybe I misjudge him.)
When Belfort fought in the UK he used to come and train with Roger, he was being coached by Draculinho at the time and I had the pleasure of training with Draculinho a couple of times. That guy knows BJJ!
In terms of the mental side, when Belfort was first about, he was so much better a striker than anyone he faced that he felt invincible and that he didn’t need to really train hard to win (clichÃ© I know.) Seems like he now realises that the level of professionalism in the sport has gone up a few notches and training with Randy for a year is exactly what he needed.