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"Vitor has done this before. Vitor sometimes, he gets a little clouded in his head. It’s not that he brought in Mike Tyson or anything like that. Vitor just wanders, you know, and he goes where, you know, what’s happening, what’s famous, what’s popular and he’ll go over there and Mike Tyson isn’t teaching him anything. Neither is the other eight gyms that he’s training at. Just because he’s over at Couture’s and not with me doesn’t mean he’s with Couture’s. Vitor isn’t loyal to anybody. We’ve seen it before. I hope for the best for him, but you know for a guy who told me about respect, loyalty, and God and all this stuff for so many years, he sure did prove the opposite. So, we’ll see. Best of luck to him. Best of luck to Anderson, as well."
Former Xtreme Couture trainer Shawn Tompkins expresses his disappointment over Vitor Belfort's decision to "wander" from camp to camp prior to his UFC 126 showdown with Anderson Silva on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas. Tompkins, who has a history of impatience with "Brazilian time," still "hopes for the best" for his former pupil but wasn't short on words when it came to Belfort's loyalty. Any "Phenom" fans think this is cause for concern heading into perhaps the biggest fight of his career?