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Vitor Belfort Sick with Hepatitis A, UFC 133 Fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama Still On

Vitor BelfortUFC middleweight Vitor Belfort is being forced to take a few weeks off from training to recover from a bout of Hepatitis A, a treatable liver infection that typically has no lasting affects, and his fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133 is still on.

Belfort recently announced the illness on Twitter, but said he’d be back in the gym in two weeks to prepare for the August 6 event in Philadelphia.

Belfort (19-9) earned a title shot with a win over Rich Franklin in his return to the UFC in 2009, but was sidelined for more than a year before being knocked out by middleweight champ Anderson Silva in the opening round at UFC 126 in February.

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