Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi Weigh-in Results

It didn't take long for the co-main event of a UFC event to be scrapped as this was the first of the new year.

The former UFC champion has teased his retirement in the past but ahead of his upcoming bout against Uriah Hall this Sunday night at UFC Fight Night from St. Louis, Belfort has decided that this will be his last walk to the Octagon. Belfort did make weight at 186 pounds.

"This is my retirement fight, so after this, I'll put my body to rest", Belfort said on UFC Unfiltered.

By all accounts, Belfort is entering the final fight on his current UFC contract and he's often talked about the promotion starting some sort of "legends league" where competitors at an older age could still compete without facing young, up and coming talent.

If you recall, going into this fight, he stated in various interviews that this would be his last fight of his storied pro-MMA career. I pretty much cried every night. Just to think back, sometimes I flashback just like Matt [Sera] said, and I'm like, 'Wow, I'm still doing this, wow man, this is insane.' I'm very thankful, but I think my body need to rest. "I just want to show you how I worked so hard throughout the past year". Though the UFC did not release details on the incident that led to Hall's removal, fellow fighter Paige VanZant spoke of it on social media. I'm very fortunate that I knew how to, I had a lot of experience and I had the chance to work with the best coaches and fitness products in the world, so I knew how to take care of my body, but I think it's time you know.

"$10 million or more, to start the conversation", Belfort said. A lot of money. "I have a lot of friends fighting, so I will always be prepared because I love doing this, this is my lifestyle, but it has to be very, very, very interesting because I'm happy with this decision".

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