MANILA, Philippines – Don’t let Vitor Belfort’s underdog status fool you, said mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell.
Liddell said Jon Jones may be a huge favorite in the Jones-Belfort tiff, but Belfort could pull off a big upset.
“If you look at it on paper, Jones is the favorite and should win, but it is a big mistake not to think Vitor is very dangerous,” Liddell said in Yahoo! Sports.
The Iceman said Belfort is a puncher just like him. And punchers like them always look out for upsets.
“I was a puncher and I believe in punchers’ chances,” Liddell said.
Belfort stepped up to fight Jones after Dan Henderson was forced to pull out because of an injury.
Belfort will challenge Jones for the light heavyweight title in Ultimate Fighting Championship 152 on September 22.