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Vitor Belfort KO’d Terry Martin with a Broken Hand

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When Vitor Belfort knocked out Terry Martin at Affliction: Banned (see above video, in case you didn’t get the FSN broadcast), it was hard not to think that “The Phenom” was back. But what we didn’t know was that he did it with a broken hand. As he told the Xtreme Couture blog, he basically fought the whole bout that way:

XC: When did you break your hand?

Vitor: The first punch I threw. It was a straight left. I knew right away it broke. But I had to keep going. I couldn’t throw my combinations I had worked on. Coach Tompkins was yelling at me to throw my combos. At the end of the first round I went back to the corner and Tompkins was yelling at me, “Why don’t you throw your combos?” I said, “My hand is broken”. He said, “Ok” and Randy said, “Just go first. Go for it and finish the fight”.

I said to myself, “Ok, I’ll do that”. It was great chemistry in the corner. I went out and I did what they said. I was looking to land a big shot and get it over with. It’s my left hand, which is my power hand. I went out and threw the kick at Terry. When he caught my kick I let him take me down so I could soften him up with the elbows. I knew I could get back to my feet when I needed to. Then I set him up for the knee. After that I was able to pick his head up with the uppercut and end it with the straight left.


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He looked okay even with the broken hand. But he might want to look into coaching, or teaching. Every fight this guy breaks his hand. It's a chronic problem that has plagued him since the beginnning of his career.

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True, and it's his bread and butter too. Isn't he the WAMMA MW Champ now??

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nice to see vitor back. he's going to do some damage at mw.

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Posted by jae_1833

True, and it's his bread and butter too. Isn't he the WAMMA MW Champ now??



they might be settin up vitor vs. lindland for the title on a future card

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Could be good....if they both come in better than their last showings. Wasn't too pleased with either to be perfectly honest. Vitor saved himself by landing the KO though, where as Lindland just seemed lacksidasical.

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Not do sound down on Vitor because I like him but a cold breeze could KO Terry Martin. Vitor is a fighter that you never know who is going to show up. I miss the old Vitor but he hasn't been around in years.

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I think we saw glimpses of the old Vitor against Martin and with him being at MW now he could be on somewhat of a comeback.

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Posted by Manak


Posted by jae_1833

True, and it's his bread and butter too. Isn't he the WAMMA MW Champ now??



they might be settin up vitor vs. lindland for the title on a future card



If they let Vitor Belfort fight Matt Linland for the MW WAMMA belt, then that would instantly discredit WAMMA in my opinion. I dont think anyone would argue that the UFC has the best MW on the planet. If you want to say that WAMMA's champs are the real champs, regardless of promotion, then any fight for the WAMMA MW belt without A. Silva is a joke and it goes against what they say they stand for.

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Belort is the man

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Posted by FantasyFighter


Posted by Manak


Posted by jae_1833

True, and it's his bread and butter too. Isn't he the WAMMA MW Champ now??



they might be settin up vitor vs. lindland for the title on a future card



If they let Vitor Belfort fight Matt Linland for the MW WAMMA belt, then that would instantly discredit WAMMA in my opinion. I dont think anyone would argue that the UFC has the best MW on the planet. If you want to say that WAMMA's champs are the real champs, regardless of promotion, then any fight for the WAMMA MW belt without A. Silva is a joke and it goes against what they say they stand for.



Ok, I agree BUT... i might get flamed for this but IMO a in shape Lindland can squeak out a decision against A.Silva 5/10 times

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Posted by lordicast


Posted by FantasyFighter


Posted by Manak


Posted by jae_1833

True, and it's his bread and butter too. Isn't he the WAMMA MW Champ now??



they might be settin up vitor vs. lindland for the title on a future card



If they let Vitor Belfort fight Matt Linland for the MW WAMMA belt, then that would instantly discredit WAMMA in my opinion. I dont think anyone would argue that the UFC has the best MW on the planet. If you want to say that WAMMA's champs are the real champs, regardless of promotion, then any fight for the WAMMA MW belt without A. Silva is a joke and it goes against what they say they stand for.



Ok, I agree BUT... i might get flamed for this but IMO a in shape Lindland can squeak out a decision against A.Silva 5/10 times



By the way Lindland fought this week end he would of get ko easy. i hate when people say " an in shape <insert fighter name> could beat Anderson Silva" A fighter should always be in shape when is the last time Anderson was not in shape ?? thats exactly why he s that good

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Posted by jocka


Posted by lordicast


Posted by FantasyFighter


Posted by Manak


Posted by jae_1833

True, and it's his bread and butter too. Isn't he the WAMMA MW Champ now??



they might be settin up vitor vs. lindland for the title on a future card



If they let Vitor Belfort fight Matt Linland for the MW WAMMA belt, then that would instantly discredit WAMMA in my opinion. I dont think anyone would argue that the UFC has the best MW on the planet. If you want to say that WAMMA's champs are the real champs, regardless of promotion, then any fight for the WAMMA MW belt without A. Silva is a joke and it goes against what they say they stand for.



Ok, I agree BUT... i might get flamed for this but IMO a in shape Lindland can squeak out a decision against A.Silva 5/10 times



By the way Lindland fought this week end he would of get ko easy. i hate when people say " an in shape <insert fighter name> could beat Anderson Silva" A fighter should always be in shape when is the last time Anderson was not in shape ?? thats exactly why he s that good



When i say In shape i mean the Lindland that fought Rampage & Fedor not the guy i saw fight a nobody at affliction: Banned LOL

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hopefully vitor is back............

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Wow, broken hand and he didn't even poke Martin in the eye.

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Post #15   7/23/08 8:23:37AM