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PostSubject: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:55 pm

Since discontinuing his use of testosterone, Belfort, 37, has noticeably lost size. In medical records he posted online, his serum testosterone levels plummeted from 1,472 nanograms per deciliter in February to 142 ng/dL, considered below average, in May.



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i love vitor but if he doesnt finish the champ in the first round he has no shot imo. his gas tank will be in the gutter..
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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:01 pm

I really want to see Bisping/vitor 2 with vitor off the junk.
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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:10 pm

bisping would do whatever he wanted with him... it would be an easy fight for bisping imo. i am also hoping that bisping annihilates rockhold
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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:01 pm

I'm gonna go ahead and be the devil's advocate here and say that I think Vitor would still beat both Bisping and Rockhold even without TRT.
Stylistically, there's no way either of those guys beat him on the feet. They're both good, technical strikers, and Rockhold has some power, but neither of them are on Vitor's level in a straight-up "kickboxing-style" match, where we're talking the majority of the fight being contested away from the cage and off of the ground. So unless these two poor, cheated fellas intend to exact their respective revenge and right the wrong by holding Vitor down or stalling out a UD against the cage, I don't see it going well for either of them.......again.

Weidman, on the other hand, is going to tear Vitor to shreds without his TRT. THAT stylistic mismatch goes the other way.
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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:04 pm

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bisping would do whatever he wanted with him... it would be an easy fight for bisping imo. i am also hoping that bisping annihilates rockhold


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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:05 pm

[quote="Triggerman99"]I'm gonna go ahead and be the devil's advocate here and say that I think Vitor would still beat both Bisping and Rockhold even without TRT.
Stylistically, there's no way either of those guys beat him on the feet. They're both good, technical strikers, and Rockhold has some power, but neither of them are on Vitor's level in a straight-up "kickboxing-style" match,


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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:30 am

If I had to rank the alltime best pure strikers in MMA history I would rank Anderson Silva #1 and Belfort #2.

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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:55 pm

@stock wrote:
If I had to rank the alltime best pure strikers in MMA history I would rank Anderson Silva #1 and Belfort #2.
Yeah I agree with that. There's much faster strikers at the lighter weight classes because, well, they're lighter. But on pure technique and precision, those two are tops.
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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:39 pm

And I only put Silva above Vitor because he KO's him with that front kick.... so I kinda have to.

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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:27 pm

i think crocop and aldo are above belfort imo but its a really close race
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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:47 pm

Disagree on CroCop even being in the conversation.

On paper he should be right up there, but he's been thoroughly outclassed by fighters on several occasions in fights that were almost entirely stand-up fights. And I don't think it was just his chin failing him, either.
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PostSubject: Re: Former coach: Belfort looks different, but just as strong   Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:28 pm

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Disagree on CroCop even being in the conversation.

On paper he should be right up there, but he's been thoroughly outclassed by fighters on several occasions in fights that were almost entirely stand-up fights. And I don't think it was just his chin failing him, either.

with the exception of his last 3 ufc fights when he was way washed up. i cant remember a loss in his stand up with the exception of getting kod by randleman and being battered by jds.
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