Belfort and Henderson have met twice before | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
It looks as though Vitor Belfort has regained his confidence following his May knockout loss at the hands of Chris Weidman.
Belfort, who faces Dan Henderson on Nov. 7 in the main event of UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo, recently addressed a statement wherein Henderson claimed that he would beat Belfort in their third bout by breaking the mind of “The Phenom.”
“First, anything said by Henderson is welcomed. We cancel everything in the name of Jesus,” Belfort told Brazilian outlet Combate. “Henderson, your defeat is already declared. When a man wants to enter someone’s mind, that means he is not self-confident, so I’m prepared to pass over him.”
Belfort also answered a question about his leaving the Blackzilians camp to create his own team, OTB.
“Every time I look back and conclude that I didn’t improve, it means that I lost a huge amount of time,” said Belfort. “Today, I’m really grateful to OTB, to Joana [Prado] and the business partners that created this company which offers all this amazing structure for training. I’m really happy to train with great partners at such a high level. Here, I’m just a soldier who says ‘yes, sir.’”
Belfort has yet to publicly address a September article from Deadspin.com which indicated that UFC officials knew Belfort was fighting Jon Jones with elevated testosterone levels in 2012. On Monday, Belfort withdrew from a scheduled appearance on “The MMA Hour” after his management requested that host Ariel Helwani “not ask certain” questions.