How good was Vitor Belfort

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Do you consider him an atg?
     
  2. royjonesfan

    royjonesfan Member banned Full Member

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    yes ATG
    very good, but not on Silva/Jones level
     
  3. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Who can forget the TRT Vitor run lol,he was likely on the juice throughout his career like so many of the top fighters from the PRIDE era but imo he will definitely be remembered as 1 of the pioneers and greats of the sport.
    He is a level below the very best but his longevity and ability to stay at the top for 20+ years in several weight divisions has to be respected
     
  4. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Off juice or on juice
     
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  5. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    As good as his pharmacist.....
     
  6. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He had wins over: Wanderlei Silva, Luke Rockhold, Bisping, Dan Henderson (x2), Rich Franklin, Randy Couture, 'Rumble' Johnson, and Matt Lindland. That's a hell of a resume.

    Unfortunately those awesome wins are obscured by the fact that he had some unusually bad losses: Sakuraba, Randy, and all of the late career losses where he was pretty much checked out. Vitor was a front runner, and if guys could survive the blitz and fire back he typically faded.

    He was a part of the greatest BJJ lineage ever through Carlson Gracie, but when he was tired or frustrated his grappling actually became a huge liability, as it was against Weidman and later Jacare.
     
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  7. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Active Member Full Member

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    His career is an odd one. So many losses to big names , but so many wins against big names.
     
  8. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Great hands - good technique, handspeed, power. He was a natural.. Obviously has a questionable legacy due to PED usage and inconsistency throughout. But can't deny his talent.
     
  9. Benladdie3000

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    When he went to see old dr feel good , he was a machine
     
  10. shanemfr

    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Another PED addict that was knocked out by USADA