Belfort stricken with hepatitis A, won’t affect UFC 133 fight with Akiyama

In a series of Twitter messages issued today, former UFC champion and
recent contender Vitor Belfort revealed that he has
contracted hepatitis A – a moderately serious infection caused by
contaminated food or water that’s often mistaken for the flu.

The illness will keep Belfort from cornering Randy Couture in Toronto
this Saturday at UFC 129, though it won’t endanger his fight with
Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133, which takes place Aug.
6 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

In fact, Belfort wrote today that the illness is a minor bump in the road.


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