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Vitor Belfort Responds to Critics, Says He’ll Take on “Whoever” UFC Wants in Final Fight

Kelsey Mowatt

Vitor Belfort

Following a recent report that quoted Vitor Belfort saying he wants to face an “interesting fighter” in his final bout, the star’s reminding haters of who he’s faced during his storied career.

Belfort reportedly told AG Fight recently that he wants to fight at 205 pounds, for his final scrap, and that he’d like to take on an “interesting” fighter, rather than a top tier one. Belfort also joked about facing CM Punk.

Well, evidently some folks have been piling on Belfort for the comments, which it looks like he believes were taken out of context.

I saw the press has released that I asked for an easier fight. That said, let me remind you all my last 10 fights: Anthony Johnson, Jon Jones, Bisping, Rockhold, Henderson, Weidman, Henderson, Jacaré, Mousasi and Gastelum Only big names, champions and rising stars. The only easy fight I had was with the actual FAKE Champion Michael Bisping. Now if you ask me if I would like an easy last fight. If I would like to have an opponent that at least in theory I would knock him down easily… I will confess that would be great! But that would NOT BE ME… Would not live up to my history and the legacy I want to leave for the next generations. When I started in this sport, I was just a young kid, smaller than all my opponents. Nobody took me serious… But I came out knocking people out! Against all the odds became a champion. I know I am not that kid anymore. But I will not hide behind the age, the time that I've been fighting, the pains, my hormonal deficiency (believe or not, I have it), or anything else… In life you fight! You have to! And usually the odds are always stacked against you. That is the message I want to leave to my fans, friends, family, to young athletes and specially to my kids… NEVER GIVE UP! If you do have a tiny chance and is your dream you are fighting for: GO FOR IT!!! Does not matter the outcome! The real loser is the one that gave up and never took the chance to try! Davi, Vitoria and Kyara… You are the most precious things in the whole world to me. Your mother and I are raising you as fighters. Not as a sports athletes, but as real life fighters… Chase your dreams, never give up, trust in a few good friends life will give you and above all, if everything for some reason falls apart, trust in God! He will never let you down… Now, whoever they want to give as my last fight… I will take it! Give me younger kids or big names, champions… whatever! Let them come… I may be older, but I still have some tricks in my sleeve. I will be in front of my friends and family. And invite everyone to walk the last mile with me. Guys, I want and need your support! Let's make this last walk to the Octagon a real celebration. Love you all!!

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