Vitor Belfort Says TUF Brazil 3 Brawl Is Embarrassing To Anyone In MMA

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort spoke today about the TUF Brazil 3 brawl between coaches, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, saying it embarrassing for everyone involved in the sport of MMA.

Belfort, speaking via sources said:

“The brawl between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen at TUF Brazil embarrassed me. First because MMA is not violence, is a fight between two guys that are prepared for it and inside an Octagon. That’s what I do. I don’t brawl, I fight. Second, there’s no room for this kind of behavior in a sport like MMA in a time that the sport has its rules inside and outside the Octagon.

“Third and most importantly, MMA can’t influence this behavior that ends in assault as if it were the appropriate model of behavior. Millions of young kids suffer with violence inside and outside their schools, and the television can’t be driving this behavior, so the athletes need to represent control no matter what.”

“MMA fighters must urgently be aware that the behavior inside and outside the Octagon can influence millions of people in a good or a bad way.’ I chose to influence for good because MMA also chose this path. Anything outside of that is no longer MMA, so it definitely not me.”

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