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Vitor Belfort on Managing Life’s Little Disappointments: ‘I’m Expect Jesus, Bro, Every Day’

(If you’re into easily digestible religious platitudes and being able to express your entire worldview on a bumper sticker, Belfort is pretty much your guy. PicProps:

Look, nobody would blame Vitor Belfort if he’s a little pissed off right now. Dude has been trying to get Anderson Silva in the cage with him since January, but owing to the middleweight champion’s ongoing frailty, fights scheduled for UFC 108, UFC 109 and UFC 112 have all had to be postponed. Now, due to the world’s most unexpected beatdown at the hands of Chael Sonnen and yet another injury to Silva, Belfort will instead accept a dangerous (and, frankly, thankless) fight against Yushin Okami in Germany at UFC 122 in November.

A lesser man – or perhaps a man who isn’t married to a Brazilian Playboy model and therefore can’t already consider his life an earth-shaking fucking success – might think this was a raw deal. He might stew over it, maybe go on Tapout Radio and say some crazy shit about it, but not Vitor Belfort.  As he explained on Thursday during an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour,” Belfort doesn’t get mad, he gets Jesus.

"You know what I’m expecting?” he said, when asked if he thought a win over Okami would earn him a title fight. “I’m expect Jesus, bro, every day. I’m expecting Jesus to come into my life and choose my path. Whatever out there is good for me."

Sure, it may not have quite the same ring to it as “How’s taste my pee-pee-pee,” but I have the feeling Vitor Belfort may have just inadvertently designed one of those little rubber bracelets that people wear to advertise their beliefs to the rest of the world.

In fact, this is a great example of how letting the Big Man Upstairs take the reins of your life can be a great stress-reducer. It’s also an example of how trusting only in God can allow your employer to talk you into taking that bullshit assignment that no one else wanted.

But I guess that’s not the glass-half-full way of looking at it … UFC 122 is probably going to be awesome. You know, the event also rumored to feature such crowd pleasers as Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta and Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko? The one going down in some place called Oberhausen, which Wikipedia informs us is roughly the same size as Reno, Nevada and Spokane, Washington? The one in the country that is so hostile to MMA that it won’t show the sport on TV and won’t let minors in the door? The one that’s going to air in America on SpikeTV via tape delay? Yeah, that’s the one. What’s not to like?

Nonetheless, Belfort sees only the silver lining here, so much so that he sounds like he’s reading aloud from a Mitch Albom book when he talks about it.

"In life you always have two choices to make," Belfort said. "You either live bitter (like Antonio McKee) , angry (like Brock Lesnar) or you live in a happy life, you enjoy it. So I try to always see a positive on that. So whatever is what’s the best. I’m not disappointed. I have to take it … I just have to learn how to take things in my life because so many things happen in my life that wasn’t the way that was supposed to be. But I just learn a lesson. You just have to see things in a different perspective."

(Ed. Note: Fine, I added the stuff about McKee and Lesnar, but you get the picture …)

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Firiix6- February 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm
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Under Banga- September 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm
I think Vitor is a classic bully .If he gets a good start his opponent is in serious trouble,if he gets a slow start don`t expect him to win in rounds 2-3 most likely he`ll do a Hoyler Gracie and chase around the cage on his arse .Check out some of his Pride bouts ,not too much to get exited about there eh?
Farq, Hendo installed him as his biatch not to mention Reem chokin his arse .
Really hope some Captn America has rubbed off on the phenom otherwise......
Ballkick- September 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

To your argument that he is content with his "Faith" from a (your words not mine)higher power,...I say:

"Those whom have faith are happier then those without." Of course this is true! Have you never heard..." ignorance is bliss?"

I actually disagree with something you did say in your post, He isn't saying anything offensive.
Sorry, to me he is, it offends me because, it has been proven that creationism is bull shit. We should not encourage anyone to spread any form of disinformation.

P.S. Darwin Loves You.
itsgalf- September 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm
He could actually care less if you approve or not, that's the beauty of it. He has a strong belief that his life is guided by a high power and he tries to see the positives in anything....there's nothing wrong with that. He isn't saying anything offensive
Ballkick- September 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm
As long as you need an external entity to give credit to for wonderful things that happen to you or to blame for ugly things that happen to you, you need God.

I think Vitor is a great fighter, but I would prefer that his religious beliefs be kept to himself. When he speaks of such things it makes me question his intelligence. He might as well be claiming a flying spaghetti monster is guiding his career.

Jesus will not be cornering for any of his fights, nor will god be his cut-man.....I'll bet every dime in my bank account on that one.
Shane Darwin- September 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Yes, I'm hungry for attention.

Talk to me.
steampunk22- September 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Darwin are you just watching this post to see if people are going to acknowledge you? ;P
Shane Darwin- September 17, 2010 at 11:59 am
But you did see me post the first comment. So all is not lost.
Biffmiester- September 17, 2010 at 11:44 am
Extremely disappointed I didn't see Jesus/God, Playboy bunny and lunacy in the tags.
Morningwood- September 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

Spot on brother!
Jugger- September 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

Front: I'm expect Jesus, bro, every day.

Back?: I'm expect "Old Vitor", bro, every day.
Shane Darwin- September 17, 2010 at 11:27 am
I was just trying to share my excitement with all you hoes.

It's not every day you click a CP link and there are no comments. Don't be a cyber-prude.
Jeff Dennis- September 17, 2010 at 11:06 am
Who the hell cares if you're first? If you don't have a legitimate comment to share with everybody, just STFU.
Morningwood- September 17, 2010 at 11:04 am
I've like Vitor ever since the early days of the UFC when he beat the sh*t out of Tank Abbot. He needs to be the 185lb Champion!!
RwilsonR- September 17, 2010 at 11:03 am
You know... dude's sister was kidnapped, missing for a couple of years, and ultimately killed, so I kinda cut him a little slack on some things. If he can find the positives in life, then good for Vitor.
ReX13- September 17, 2010 at 10:59 am
Get on it Ben. You know Middle Easy is going to make "I'm expect Jesus, bro, every day." t shirts soon. Might as well go ahead and announce a design contest. Or call that ClockworkConcepts guy.
Miles- September 17, 2010 at 10:47 am
he sounded a bit drunk in that interview.
steampunk22- September 17, 2010 at 10:45 am
Damn its been awhile for Vitor. This could be one of those surprise cards though that turns out to be much better than the matchups would indicate.

Soszynski could be facing the axe if he loses so he hopefully he comes out blasting. Reljic is almost DEFINITELY facing unemployment if he loses, so that furthers (in theory) the potential for this fight to be halfway decent.

If Sobotta loses, he's done as well. Sadollah has shown a bit of a tendency to brawl lately so he should be ready if Sobotta comes swinging for the fences right out the gate, so this is another matchup that may end up being better than one might expect.

I'm curious about Petruzelli's fight as well, dude put on one hell of an entertaining undercard fight (that he was winning, you know, until he lost) against Romero and I'm expecting more of the same from him.
Patrick- September 17, 2010 at 10:41 am
I would be first in line to buy an "Expect Jesus, Bro" bracelet.
Viva Hate- September 17, 2010 at 10:40 am
Hopefully Vitor gives Okami a beatdown and then goes home to bang his old lady.
Ryan Meleedy- September 17, 2010 at 10:39 am
i dont understand, were you last in line in middleschool all the time? is that why you feel the need to say such things?
Shane Darwin- September 17, 2010 at 10:35 am
First, hoes!!