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Wednesday, 07/03/2013, 05:06 am

Belfort makes case to White for Silva, Weidman winner

Vitor Belfort has thrown his hat into the ring, offering to be the next challenger for the middleweight strap.

While UFC president Dana White indicated earlier this week that  if Anderson Silva were to lose his UFC championship to Chris Weidman at Saturday’s UFC 162, Silva would be given an immediate rematch. And if Silva should win, White felt like a superfight with either Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre was more the case.

In a “don’t forget about me”-type response, Belfort took to every fighter’s favorite headline-making tool, Twitter, to make a case.

After White tweeted about being the Fan Expo and this weekend’s fights, Belfort responded:

“@danawhite the fans and me are very excited to see who is going to my next opponent on this Saturday I deserve the winner!

— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) July 2, 2013

Silva knocked Belfort in the first round of their fight over two years ago. Belfort has since amassed a 4-1 record, losing to Jones, but winning all three of his middleweight bouts (Yoshiro Akiyama, Michael Bisping, and Luke Rockhold).

Belfort thinks he deserves to face the winner of Saturday’s main event. Do you agree?

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