"You guys are going to have full access to my [UFC 142] training camp. We have nothing to hide. We're going to train hard and go [to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil] to take care of business. Everyone knows that when the face me, they are facing a nightmare. I'm going to be ready. And I promise you guys we're going to put on a terrific show. I'm so glad that I'm fighting in my hometown.... I'm here for you, so you better get ready."
On Sat., Jan. 14, 2012, Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson will serve as the UFC 142 co main event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Belfort has not competed in his native land since scoring a 44-second technical knockout win over Wanderlei Silva way back in 1998. He'll likely look to duplicate those impressive results against "Rumble," an over-sized welterweight who will make his 185-pound Octagon debut against the division's former number one contender.
It's got all the ingredients of an exciting, hard-hitting battle that "The Phenom" promises will deliver on fight night.
We'll be sure to pass along the upcoming installments of Belfort's "Road to UFC 142" video diary series as the promotion releases them. In the meantime, feel free to check out the latest UFC 142 fight card and rumors right here.