Watch UFC on FX Belfort vs Bisping Live Stream 19-1-2013 MMA PPV

Posted on January 20th, 2013

Watch UFC on FX Belfort vs Bisping Live Stream Online 19th January 2013 MMA PPV Free HD Video on your PC How exactly will Belfort be remembered when his fighting career is done? Is he an obvious choice for the UFC Hall of Fame? Does he have some more work to do?
Can Saturday’s UFC on FX 7 (9 p.m.) main event against Michael Bisping in Brazil add or subtract from his resume?
It’s really hard to say. Belfort’s career follows a very meandering path. His peak, arguably, came at 19 years old when he won the UFC heavyweight tournament in 1997. Those were different days, before MMA fighters became adept at multiple styles.
Belfort won the UFC light heavyweight title in 2004 after a stint in PRIDE. He bounced around to organizations like Cage Rage, Affliction and Strikeforce. He got popped for high levels of testosterone in 2006 after a loss to Dan Henderson. It was a rather nomadic existence for someone regarded throughout his career as one of the best in the world.
Belfort, 35, is just 21-10, not a very impressive record. But look at the men he’s lost to.
Jon Jones. Anderson Silva. Dan Henderson. Alistair Overeem (twice). Tito Ortiz. Randy Couture (twice). Chuck Liddell. Kazushi Sakuraba.
That’s a who’s who of the greatest fighters in MMA history. Plus, Belfort has beaten Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin and Couture. Depending on how you look at it, Belfort is either the best gatekeeper ever or among the all-time elite.
Bisping isn’t any one of those men above. He’s a workmanlike fighter with 13 wins in the UFC. But he’s never had a title shot and has lost to Wanderlei Silva, Henderson and Chael Sonnen. In many ways, he hasn’t been able to get over that hump. Belfort, in the waning years of his career, is in his way now. A victory and Bisping gets a middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva.
Bisping is a slight favorite in this fight and maybe that’s warranted. On paper, Bisping’s wrestling is better and his cardio is on a completely different level. But Belfort looks to be in tremendous shape after working with diet guru Mike Dolce and he still has those fast, powerful hands.
One punch and it can be lights out. Just ask Franklin or Yoshihiro Akiyama.
It’s why this fight is particularly intriguing. Both men are working on their legacy – Belfort to sustain, Bisping to further. A loss and both men become irrelevant in the middleweight division. A win and there’s much more money to be made, title shots to be had.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how Belfort will be viewed in five years when he’s hung up the gloves. But the significance of this fight for him? That requires no argument.




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