Vitor Belfort brings in Mike Tyson to help prepare for “The Spider”

UFC middleweight number one contender, Vitor Belfort has equired the help of heavyweight boxing legend, Mike Tyson ahead of his octagon return when he faces 185 pound champion, Ansderson Silva.

Belfort, speaking via Radio Portal do Vale Tudo, said:

“I was at his house and met his family. I met his daughter and wife, who is pregnant. It’s always nice to be in touch with people like him. Mike Tyson is a big idol, and he crossed the boundaries of sport,” Belfort said. “He was a great inspiration to many athletes and in my career since I was a child. We have much in common and had fame too soon. We always have good conversations.”

“I told him that he’s used badly, because he has great views of fighting. He knows a lot of martial arts, but they aren’t given the proper value. He said he wanted to be part of my camp, and it was a pleasure to be part of my training. I told him to come in and give me some tips. He’s an important person in the sport and was a great motivator for many successful fighters. I think it’s important to have a recovery.”

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