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Belfort gives reasons for Tompkins split

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11:22 AM ET 01.29 | Now training with the crew at Xtreme Couture, Vitor Belfort came under heavy criticism from Shawn Tompkins for leaving his team; during an appearance on The Fight Show, Tompkins described Belfort as having a "clouded" mental state and being a disloyal hypocrite. The Brazilian slugger spoke about his recent split with Tompkins during a media conference call.

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January 31, 2011  08:10 PM ET

Wait until he gets introduced to Anderson Silva's knee. That is when things typically turn cloudy.

February 1, 2011  11:12 AM ET

Belfort is about to get smacked back into reality anyways.

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February 2, 2011  12:47 PM ET

I think this will be one awesome fight between two guys who really know how to throw bombs...

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February 4, 2011  12:48 PM ET

Everyone (MMA fighters) egos are so big, they rush to blame the other, but not to rush to admit any wrong doing on their part. It's amazing what a "My bad" or "it was my fault" would do to a situation like this. Miscommunication and misunderstanding is one of the most commons reasons for the collapse of any relationship.

But the MMA fighters get to hit a person at the end of day and get paid for it, I would love to do that at my job.

February 4, 2011  06:50 PM ET

oobatz well said

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February 5, 2011  04:47 PM ET

lol Lizard zeke

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