Depending on who you ask, Vitor Belfort is either an elite member of the MMA world or a fictitious creature fabricated by the UFC's marketing department. There is a big gap in the middle, which is where many of us find ourselves.
Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, Belfort nearly dethroned Jon Jones on Saturday night with a lightning-fast armbar that left the champion in agony. The move was fully executed, and Jones admitted that he was unwilling to tap out, but expected his arm to break.
Ultimately, Belfort came up short after Jones was able to escape the hold, but he earned the respect of the world and proved his many doubters to be a little foolish.
Even after an admirable performance, we still have some questions about The Phenom.