So he came from Brazil, trained under Carlson Gracie, got a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and does MMA. But what's the big deal with Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort?
Well, perhaps knowing that, at age 19, he became the youngest man ever to put a notch on his MMA gun belt is evidence enough. Then there's the fact that he made a successful venture into pro boxing. And we know you haven't forgotten that an upcoming victory against Anderson Silva would mean that "The Phenom" has won belts in EVERY weight class.
Still scratching your head?
Then maybe you should consider his 8-4 record, 5-fight winning streak, and recent first-round knockout versus Rich Franklin.
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Belfort's quick-draw hands and deadly strikes aren't just products of talent and technique; they forged by training. And not just any ol' training. If you're wondering how Vitor's able to send his opponents home early or go the distance and win, take a look at the training regimen for his upcoming fight.
Training Is Why Vitor Is One Of The Most Well-Rounded MMA Fighters To Date.
Strength, conditioning, flexibility, a balanced physique - it's like mating the energizer bunny with Rambo. Aside from his MMA technique training, Belfort's physical fitness is a crucial part of his success, and it shows during his fights. Here he shares his program for building a brutal and lean physique, as well as explosive, responsive muscles. Vitor Belfort is a big deal, all right? Don't you want to be? Who doesn't?
Train like "The Phenom" and see if you can keep up!
Personal Trainer Jake Bonacci
Jake Bonacci is the strength and conditioning coach at the world-renowned Xtreme Couture MMA Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. He trains some of the top mixed martial artists in the world and holds a master's degree in exercise physiology.