Vitor Belfort Releases Statement on UFC St. Louis Bout Cancellation

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Vitor Belfort
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Vitor Belfort has responded to losing his UFC Fight Night 124 bout.

Belfort was set to competed against Uriah Hall tomorrow night (Jan. 14). The action would’ve taken place inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It was going to be the co-main event on the card.

Hall was unable to weigh in and was sent to the hospital. As a result, the fight has been canceled. “The Phenom” took to Instagram for a statement on the situation:

“I dedicated two months for this training camp. Stayed away from my family and (everyone) who knows me knows how hard this is for me. I spent all necessary to have the best structure to achieve my goal. My team had an intense dedication even during the holidays. I did all my fight week obligations, cut the weight and made the fight weight. Unfortunately my opponent had a problem during his weight cut, I wish him (Uriah Hall) a soon recovery. Now I just want to go back home and see my family. Thanks for all the support along this training camp. Love you all!!”

Pessoal, dediquei dois meses da minha vida para esse training camp. Passei esse tempo todo longe da minha família e todos sabem como isso é difícil para mim… Contratei os melhores profissionais q pude, minha equipe se dedicou intensamente mesmo durante as festas de final de ano. Cumpri todas minhas obrigações na semana da luta, cortei peso e subi na balança com o peso q tenho q bater para lutar… Infelizmente meu oponente teve algum problema durante o corte de peso. Torço para sua breve recuperação. Agora só quero voltar para casa e ver minha família… Muito obrigado por todo apoio e carinho de todos os q me acompanham. I dedicated 2 months for this training camp. Stayed away from my family and who knows me knows how hard this is for me. I spent all necessary to have the best structure to achieve my goal. My team had an intense dedication even during the holidays. I did all my fight week obligations, cut the weight and made the fight weight. Unfortunately my opponent had a problem during his weight cut, I wish him a soon recovery @uriahhall .Now I just want to go back home and see my family. Thanks for all the support along this training camp.Love you all!!

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