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Vitor Belfort on loss to ‘Jacare’ Souza: ‘I went to work but didn’t work’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Vitor Belfort was dominated by Ronaldo Souza in the co-main event of UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil, and admits that his biggest mistake in the fight was the fact that he didn’t pull the trigger.

"The Phenom", who suffered his first loss in Brazil and his first loss in a UFC non-title fight since 2005, says that he simply didn’t work against "Jacare", losing via first-round TKO.

"Saturday was a day that I went to work but didn’t work. Have you ever had that feeling?" Belfort wrote on his Facebook page. "I learned through my life that we can’t stop learning, and the lesson I take from my fight Saturday is: don’t wait too much for the moment because if it doesn’t come and you don’t go for it, nothing will happen. I didn’t in my fight, I was focused in the defense and lost my main quality: the attack.

"If I could leave my learning here to you, that cost me a bitter defeat, is don’t wait for the moment to come, but go after it with the confident that you will conquer it. Merits to my opponent."

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