MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Vitor Belfort to retire following Uriah Hall fight Sunday

Vitor Belfort plans to retire after fighting Uriah Hall on Sunday

After a career that has spanned over 20 years, Vitor Belfort announced yesterday he plans on retiring following his UFC Fight Night 124 co-main event fight against Uriah Hall on Sunday. Belfort debuted in the UFC at UFC 12 in 1997, winning a heavyweight tournament in just two minutes of fight time.

He had spoken of retiring in the lead-up to his last fight against Nate Marquardt, so perhaps if he defeats Hall, "The Phenom" may reconsider again. Belfort turned 40 years old last year and is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He also challenged for the middleweight title in his career.

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Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.

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