UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort, who will be fighting at light-heavyweight for the first time in five years, when he faces Jon Jones for the title at UFC 152, spoke to Sherdog.com about his mindset and his training with with a new MMA camp making waves as of late, the Blackzilians.
“He’s a great opponent. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be the champion. Fighting at a high level motivates me a lot, as I’ve always tried to do it in my career. I expect a tough fight, but I’ll be in my best shape. You can mark it down.
I changed my training camp to the Jaco Hybrid Training Center, and I’m now training with the Blackzilians. The team has fighters of the highest caliber, like Rashad Evans and Alistair Overeem. It is a very serious team, with a working philosophy that has pleased me very much.
A professional fighter cannot reach his maximum potential by training only what he knows. He must be with a team that will help him think, create alternatives and improve his technique. I made a good choice when I entered this camp.”