Michael Bisping on Vitor Belfort: ‘It’s Very Satisfying to See Him Lose’

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UFC
224
took place over the weekend inside the Jeunesse Arena in
Rio de Janeiro with two home-grown veterans in former champions in
Lyoto
Machida
and Vitor
Belfort
squaring off in front of the Brazilian crowd.

After a round of feeling each other out, Machida landed a
laser-like kick to the face of Belfort, knocking him out cold in
the second round. It signalled the end of the The Phenom’s UFC
tenure as he left his gloves inside the Octagon and farewelled his
fans.

While some fans will be sad to see the manner in which Belfort
departed the UFC, there’s one fighter who isn’t sympathising for
him.

Former middleweight champion Michael
Bisping
, who was knocked out by Belfort in January 2013, took
aim at the Brazilian’s checkered past with his much publicised use
of performance enhancing substances. During a recent edition of his
“Believe You Me” podcast, “The Count” made his feelings clear (via
BJPenn.com):

“It’s very satisfying to see him lose if I’m honest. I don’t care
for the guy. I think he’s built a career off being a cheat. The
amount of insane steroids over his life, over his career, is
evident to see. I mean you go back and look at his early career,
the guy was insanely jacked. When we fought he was insanely jacked,
and now you look at him and he looks like a f*cking beat up old
man. And he’s getting knocked out like so and performing like
so.”

In that fight in January 2013, Belfort earned a second-round TKO
victory and Bisping suffered an injury to his right eye. The injury
required multiple surgeries and as a result he now deals with
strabismus, which is a condition where the eyes don’t properly
align with each other.

While injuries are an everyday occurrence in MMA, this fight
occurred during the period when Belfort was allegedly on
testosterone replacement therapy, which presumably gave him a
physical advantage over his opponent.

Bisping has learned to live with the condition and even went on to
claim the UFC middleweight belt.

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