From his Octagon debut at UFC 12 in 1997 to about 2008, when he started systematically destroying dudes left and right, Vitor Belfort was a normal human being who won some in the cage and lost some in the cage, and even got pinged for steroids after taking on Dan Henderson in 2006. But somewhere along that timeline, the Brazilian-version of Steve Rogers discovered the secret recipe for the Super-Soldier Serum, and now he’s got a body count and a fighting style that ventures more into the realm of special effects than actual unarmed combat. Remember how he dispatched Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7, Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8 and Henderson in their recent UFC Fight Night 32 rematch? When a fighter flies through the air like that, it’s either because they’re on the set of a Hong Kong action flick and Yuen Woo-Ping is controlling them via wires, or they’ve just straight-up got superpowers.
And now Belfort gives MMAFighting this gem:
“I’ll be even better when I return to the Octagon. I know it’s hard to believe that I can get even better than this, but I will. I’ve been training hard, and there are a lot of things that I haven’t done yet. My best is yet to come.” (Emphasis mine.)
C’mon, Vitor, please try to maintain some semblance of homo sapien in your quest to become the greatest MMA fighter throughout the galaxy. Using TRT – or whatever – to evolve into homo superior before our very eyes, that’s just cheating.