Vitor Belfort Talks The Decision To Remove Himself From UFC 112

<p>Although disappointed that he will not be able to challenge for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 112, Vitor Belfort tells <a href="http://esporte.uol.com.br/lutas/vale-tudo/ultimas-noticias/2010/02/12/emocionado-com-luta-cancelada-belfort-revela-dor-e-infiltracoes-antes-de-cirurgia.jhtm">UOL Esporte</a> that he feels he made the right decision to pull out of the bout instead of fight injured:</p><p>&quot;You can&rsquo;t describe something indescribable. Everyone is upset but I think they understand the situation. It&rsquo;s part of the life and I will come back stronger after this. This situation gives me more wish to become the champion. Soon I will be fighting for the belt and doing what is need. I just want to thank the support and endearment from the fans. I only ask everyone to root for my recovery. It&rsquo;s hard to speak over it. It&rsquo;s like the saying &lsquo;the past is a bounced check, the future is a dated check and the present is money in the hand.' I have to look ahead. I know I have a brilliant career to come. It came until I couldn&rsquo;t stand the pain anymore. I was sacrificing myself too much. Then I went through MRI scan and the doctor said I couldn&rsquo;t put off the surgery otherwise I wouldn&rsquo;t continue working. It could be worse if I fought with my shoulder less than 50% good. Surely It would be a terrible performance and might mean an injury for the rest of my life. I think I did the right thing now.&quot;</p>