"I've had the opportunity of training with both of them and to see them training with each other. I've never seen Vitor beating Anderson. I believe a lot on Anderson's game, not because he trains with me, but because he's a hard guy to fight against, and I taste a bit of it every single day. He's a very versatile guy, changes his style a lot, has the capacity of playing any kind of game, he can play standing up or on the floor. He proved on his last fight he handles to be hit for 23 minutes and still win the fight. Heart is everything. On a fight, the guy has to have a heart, be a warrior and, on this last item, Anderson is way ahead."
While Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Champion Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante awaits the winner of the Dan Henderson vs. "Babalu" Sobral fight on Dec. 4, he gives us some insight into the middleweight title bout between Champion Anderson Silva and challenger Vitor Belfort, set to go down at UFC 126 on Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once Chael Sonnen was popped for the bad stuff, it re-opened the door for Belfort to step in to get the title shot he was originally supposed to have at UFC 112 before a bum shoulder ruined those plans. Now that shoulder, along with Silva's ribs, is healthy and it won't be long before Belfort gets his chance to dethrone the champion, even if Cavalcante thinks he doesn't stand a chance. Will Belfort prove "Feijao" wrong? Or will the "Spider" add the "Phenom" to an already impressive list of casualties of those who have dared attempt to take his title away? Don't hold back, Maniacs.