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A defining moment does not have to be positive, and this is the case for tonight's challenger, Vitor Belfort.
Belfort isn't and never was a truly elite fighter, and his UFC 126 bout against middleweight champion Anderson Silva showcased this fact perfectly. With so many people talking about Vitor's dynamite hands and his murderous power (just like they are now, mind you), Silva showed the world exactly what Belfort had to offer top-level competition.
Just when everybody was ready to say Belfort was "back" and we could finally see the real Vitor, Silva sent his foot through his face, crushing the hype once and for all...or so we thought.
Now, people are giving Belfort the same chance against Jon Jones, and I am here to remind you of what happened the last time we thought Belfort was a championship-caliber fighter.
Yes, I realize he has won the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight championships before, but that was a completely different era. Add in the fact that his light heavyweight championship victory was a fluke, and you get the real Vitor Belfort in a nutshell.
I have nothing against Belfort as a person, but I fail to see him as the wrecking machine he is perceived to be by a majority of fight fans.
Defining Moment: Ending up on the wrong end of Anderson Silva's most spectacular knockout to date