Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Vitor Belfort is expected to compete one last time before walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA), and after losing his last three fights by way of technical knockout, it’s easy to see why “The Phenom” is looking for a step down in competition.
He just doesn’t have it any more.
Even Belfort recognizes he’s no longer competitive in the top 10 of his division and jokingly called out WWE import CM Punk, the 0-1 welterweight who was smashed by Mickey Gall at UFC 203 last September in Cleveland, Ohio.
I guess former opponent and current 185-pound titleholder Michael Bisping wasn’t in on the joke, based on the vitriol from his latest podcast (transcribed by MMA Fighting):
“[Steroids] do give you advantages. They give you physical and psychological advantages. But if you need those advantages then you are a coward, you’re a fucking pussy, and you are a cheat, and the very fact that somebody would take steroids their entire career, then get their ass kicked, then call out CM Punk, I’m not surprised motherfuckers. It’s a simple as that and that just speaks volumes to the character and the level of a man that Vitor Belfort is. I wouldn’t fucking piss on him if he was on fire.”
When it comes to matchmaking, Bisping has faced some recent criticism of his own.
As far as his history with Belfort, “The Count” was wiped out by “The Phenom” in the main event of UFC on FX 7 back in early 2013. The fight-ending head kick, however, was fueled by the now-outlawed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and detached Bisping's retina, leaving him permanently disfigured.
But it sure beats chicken legs on a female body.