Vitor Belfort not a fan of the Conor McGregor show

vitor_belfort_prommanow.comWhile Notorious Irishman Conor McGregor stole the spotlight at the UFC’s “GO BIG” press conference last week, not everyone was impressed, including No. 4 ranked middleweight Vitor Belfort. The 38-year-old Brazilian legend has a bout coming up against another legend, Dan Henderson, in November and so far the two veterans have kept it classy.

Belfort posted his frustrations with McGregor on Instagram:

“This is a legend fight Belfort vs Henderson 3. We don’t need trash talk to sell tkts. I am wondering if one day MMA will be seen more like a sport and less than entertainment? It seems that we are going to the wrong way. A good example is Aldo (real athlete) and Mc Gregor (trash talker). To become a Olympic sport we have to apply the Olympic values not only the Olympic rules. Where is the RESPECT?!? I don’t want to see our kids thinking that to become a successful MMA athlete you have to talk crap instead of respecting others. Real martial arts is not about this!!! We need a good example starting from the organizations, fighters and extending to the media and fans. It is a free consulting !!! I have a voice!!!! @ufc @danawhiteufc @lorenzofertitta”

If Belfort had a one-on-one conversation with The Notorious One, how do you think that would play out? Would Conor take advice from the legend and tone things down, or would he tell the old-timer to kick rocks?

Essa luta tem história Belfort vs Henderson 3. Não precisamos falar besteira para vendê-la. Será q um dia o MMA será visto mais como esporte e menos entretenimento? Vendo o rumo das coisas parece q não. Infelizmente os falastrões tem ganhado mais espaço do q os atletas de verdade, um bom exemplo é o Aldo(verdadeiro atleta) e Mc Gregor( falastrão).Onde vamos parar?! Para nos tornarmos um esporte olímpico não adianta só aplicar as regras olímpicas, a organização e os atletas tem q entender que os VALORES olímpicos( código moral) também devem ser aplicados. E o respeito é um deles. Não quero q meu filho aprenda q ser lutador é xingar o próximo e só falar de $. Aqui vai minha consultoria de graça. Eu tenho voz!!! @ufc_brasil @giovanideckerufc This is a legend fight Belfort vs Henderson 3. We don’t need trash talk to sell tkts. I am wondering if one day MMA will be seen more like a sport and less than entertainment? It seems that we are going to the wrong way. A good example is Aldo ( real athlete) and Mc Gregor( trash talker). To become a Olympic sport we have to apply the Olympic values not only the Olympic rules. Where is the RESPECT?!? I don’t want to see our kids thinking that to become a successful MMA athlete you have to talk crap instead of respecting others. Real martial arts is not about this!!! We need a good example starting from the organizations, fighters and extending to the media and fans. It is a free consulting !!! I have a voice!!!! @ufc @danawhiteufc @lorenzofertitta

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