Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold

Vitor Belfort landed one swift spinning heel kick to the face of Luke Rockhold over the weekend in Brazil, finishing the former Strikeforce middleweight champion for his second victory of 2013.

In doing so, “The Phenom” cemented his place as a top contender to the 185-pound belt, and earned the praise of his Brazilian faithful in the process.

Despite the constant talk of TRT use, Belfort shied away from any of that, instead focusing on his ever-improving-training with the Blackzilians – and being a dinosaur after UFC on FX 8.

“I was a part of two jungles,” said Belfort on FUEL TV. “I’m the T-Rex surviving this new young jungle. I’m rebuilding myself. I think it’s that burning inside me that said ‘you didn’t accomplish what you did.’ I made many mistakes and Dana [White] and Lorenzo [Fertitta] gave me the chance and I promised them my best to finish as strong as I can finish.”

Belfort has been referring to himself as a dinosaur since taking the fight with Jon Jones last year for the UFC light heavyweight title.

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