Belfort Says Silva Trained And Got Lucky With Front Kick
Vitor Belfort was on the receiving end of one of the most devastating front kick ever seen in mixed martial arts this past weekend at UFC 126 and tells Tatame.com that his opponent, UFC Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva, trained and got lucky with the shot that sent him to the canvas:
"Look, that kind of kick is very hard to catch, itâ€™s also hard to fit it too, but he did it. He can use this kick, but the way he did is pretty difficult to, but he did it. I believe you only get lucky if you train. He trained and got lucky. But I think itâ€™s something that if he tried to do in ten fights he would only be succeeded once (laughs). He deserved it. I was doing fine on the fight, I was winning it, but I wasnâ€™t lucky to fit that punch, I missed it, that punch on the ground was really powerful. If it hits himâ€¦ But it didnâ€™t and his kick hit me hard, it was his night, I canâ€™t help it. Everything I promised to do, I did. I didnâ€™t get the win, but itâ€™s part of the sport. Iâ€™ll get my chance. Weâ€™ll work now so I get it the next time."