Vitor Belfort retires after brutal KO loss at UFC 224
Vitor Belfort called it a career after getting absolutely owned by Lyoto Machida at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night.
Belfort was knocked out by a crane kick from Machida in the second round of their fight. He got drilled in the face and hit the canvas, where the fight was immediately called.
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After becoming alert, Belfort left his gloves on the mat as a sign that he was done. He then said in his postfight interview that he was retiring.
"Everything in life has a beginning, middle and end…"
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“I miss my family, and I think everything in life has something: it has beginning, middle and end. And it’s time for me to take care of my family and my endeavors,” Belfort said.
The 41-year-old is 26-14 (1) in his career.