Belfort was advised to pull out of Machida fight due to injury

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  1. Wild

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    Vitor Belfort was advised by doctors to pull out his retirement bout with Lyoto Machida at UFC 224, according to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz.

    Combate reported yesterday that ‘The Phenom’ suffered a knee injury during the first week of his training camp for UFC 224, and MMA Fighting confirmed the news on Thursday.

    Belfort, an MMA veteran of twenty one years, ignored his doctors’ advice and went on to fight Machida at the Jeunesse Arena in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    The former UFC light heavyweight champion was knocked out with a front kick landed by ‘The Dragon’ in the second round, and announced his retirement in the post-fight interview by…


    Vitor Belfort was advised to pull out of Machida fight due to knee injury
     
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  2. Papi Chingon

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    He wanted out of his contract, so if this is true, I'm not surprised he didn't pull out.
     
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  3. silentsinger

    silentsinger We didn't burn him.

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    Face saving. And retirement my arse, he'll be at Bellator before the year's out.
     
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  4. Robbie Hart

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    Don’t know what to say here......injury or not, that kick ko’s anyone regardless (so tempted to say irregardless) of injury
     
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    thanks for not going there
     
  6. Bozy

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    Not sure Bellator. But he would be a nice insurance policy for the Chuck/Tito fight. Have him in place for the chance one of them get hurt. If they both make the fight. He could fight the winner. Or loser.
     
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  7. silentsinger

    silentsinger We didn't burn him.

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    I'm cringing at the thought of that, I still really like both of them. Yeah Vitor would be a good stand-in being I don't really like him and I'd have a clear fighter to root for.
     
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  8. Bozy

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    Cringe? Challenge accepted.

    Victor faces Stephen Bonner with a masked man in his corner.
     
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  9. silentsinger

    silentsinger We didn't burn him.

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    Victor or Vitor? Did you typo?
     
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    Bozy OOHH YOU DIDNT KNOW!?

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    It was meant to be funny. Victor referring to Vitor......wrong forum pun i guess.
     
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  11. silentsinger

    silentsinger We didn't burn him.

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    Not at all. I apologise for spoiling your joke : (
     
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  12. Bozy

    Bozy OOHH YOU DIDNT KNOW!?

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    My bad. Victor Gracie is no joke
     
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    He never relased the info, he kept it private
     
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