Vitor Belfort answers Luke Rockhold: 'Shut your mouth'

Elias Cepeda
July 30, 2014
"I'd like to thank God, my coaches and a complete lack of adequate regulatory oversight for this award." (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)

UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort fought and knocked out Luke Rockhold once before but hasn't stopped hearing from the former Strikeforce champion ever since. Rockhold has loudly made some good points about Belfort's steroid and other PED use throughout his career, and the relative lack of accountability required from the Brazilian with regards to that use.

Predictably, Belfort wasn't happy about Rockhold calling him out on his drug use during a recent interview. "When you get knocked out, just shut your mouth, go to the gym and train," Belfort said.

"Eighteen years ago, I was in this game. Eighteen years ago all of these boys were in high school, and right now they think they are going to use me as a ladder? But the ladder is so high, the altitude is so high they cannot breathe. Hey bro, the altitude is too high."

Should Rockhold keep quiet about having to fight a drugged-enhanced Belfort because he got knocked out cold? Or, does he make some good points about the unequal enforcement of the rules by the UFC and regulators like the Nevada Athletic Commission?

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