Vitor Belfort by Ryan Loco

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Vitor Belfort is one of the true legends of MMA. Entering the UFC back in 1997 when he was only 19 years old, "The Phenom" went on to become the youngest UFC tournament winner ever and one of the promotion's most recognizable fighters. More than 15 years later, Belfort may no longer be a contender (he lost to middleweight champion Anderson Silva in early 2011 and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones this past September), but the 35-year-old Brazilian is still one of the most-feared strikers in mixed martial arts. Ahead of Belfort's fight this weekend in São Paolo, Brazil, against fellow boxer (and fellow hothead) Michael Bisping, photographer Ryan Loco shot him training at the Blackzilians fight camp in Boca Raton, Florida.