Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
[After a 6 June 2003 post by Josh Gross on
Mixed martial arts
When Vitor Belfort stepped into the Octagon versus
Marvin Eastman it marked only the third time in three years he'll have strapped on gloves in
competition. At 25 years of age the Brazilian is on the cusp of what should be his prime.
Instead, Belfort's career has played out with more ups and downs than Martha Stewart's. Freak
injuries. Allergies. Game shows. What should have been an already stellar career has been all
too often marred by Belfort's bizarre inability to come to terms with what made him
You name it he's probably dabbled in it; an all
too frustrating fact for his fans that continue to hope for the return of the gun-slinging
kid who took the mixed martial arts world by storm in 1997. Can he again crack opponents on
the skull with regularity and, in turn, have fans clamor to watch him fight? More
importantly, is he even interested in any of that?
"My life has been changed," says Belfort, who's
always been religious but now feels his relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important
thing in his life. "I'm getting married at the end of the year. Everything is different. Even
my struggles are totally different because I know I'm going to recover. With Him everything
"I always trust Him, but it's hard to do what He
wants you to do, like give yourself up, [or] follow Him. And that's what I'm trying to do
now. I'm trying to follow His will."
"People used to say when I had my losses that
'Vitor is over,' but you have to watch yourself as a professional. Some guys win, but people
don't want to see them fight. I just pray to God to do what He wants me to do in my
But Belfort likes to say that it's not the body
that wins fights; it's the mind and spirit which "control everything." No matter what
direction you try to take the conversation, he always seems to slip a mention his
relationship with Jesus and how it's impacted his spirituality into the
"Jesus has saved my life," he says. "Changed
everything. Born again.
"He's in my corner all the time.
"He's going to be in everyone's corner. He knows
what you deserve. You do the possible and he does the impossible. That's how it works. He
doesn't do everything for you."
On 8/19/2009, we watched in him win his UFC fight
decisively & give all credit to Christ and lift up the name of Jesus over &
***give me your comments about this
(posted 22 June 2003; latest update
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now