At UFC 224, one of the most exciting MMA careers came to an end with one of the most incredible finishes. Unfortunately for Vitor, he was on the receiving end of another incredible front kick. However, he will forever be remembered as one of the greats, but more importantly, his legacy will be that of a man who fought the best fighters on the planet for over twenty years.
Most fans might remember Vitor Belfort for his lightning quick strikes that could knock out any opponent. Some older fans will forever remember him as the nineteen-year-old sensation that conquered the sport. He could also be remembered as a tournament winner and UFC light heavyweight champion.
His legacy, however, is far greater than any knockout or championship victory. It’s the fact that he has been fighting for over twenty years and has always competed against champions.
From Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Vitor’s crossed generations, but his desire to compete against the best has never changed.