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UFC Quick Quote: Luke Rockhold can -- and will -- put Vitor Belfort to sleep in Brazil

Vitor Belfort may be the one with the reputation of a knockout artist, but "The Phenom" will be going to sleep in his home country of Brazil on May 18 because Luke Rockhold claims he can put him to sleep in more ways than one.

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

"I am winning by stoppage. I'm going to finish this fight. There are a lot of ways I can finish. I think I have many ways I can finish and I think Vitor has little. I can put him to sleep many ways; with a kick, a punch or the choke, either way. But, he will be going to sleep."

The war of words will soon come to an end as former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) staple Vitor Belfort gear up to lock horns in the main event at UFC on FX 8 this weekend (May 18, 2013) in Santa Catarina, Brazil. After Rockhold declared he was "more of a man" than "The Phenom," Vitor fired back by saying the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)-trained fighter doesn't have a clue what it takes to be called one. With only four days remaining until fight night, Rockhold managed to get another verbal jab in as he stopped by "The MMA Hour" this week to declare that he will put the Brazilian to sleep by any means necessary. Not only that, Luke believes he has more weapons in his arsenal to lay someone out when compared to Belfort's. Anyone care to dispute that comment on behalf of "The Phenom?"

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