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Belfort: Politics Not Merit Earn UFC Title Shots | UFC NEWS


“There’s not much I can say about what qualifies you for a shot at the title in the UFC. It hasn’t been happening much by merit, but by politics. I can’t answer you that. The one who can is Dana White. I just do my job, which is to fight and win. My right is to train and represent my country.”

MMA Legend, Vitor Belfort, takes to ESPN to express his beliefs on how the UFC offices choose title challengers for their divisional champs to face.

Is politics really the reasoning behind guys like Chael Sonnen facing off with Jon Jones?

Sound off Penn Nation!

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4 Comments to Belfort: Politics Not Merit Earn UFC Title Shots | UFC NEWS

  1. fluffybuns says:

    That’s honorable that Vitor will admit he didn’t deserve the title shots he got.

  2. Amanda Whatzitooyah says:

    How else do losers like Sonnen stay relevant? Ratings may be a better label than politics. Either way it is sad to see fighters overlooked because they don’t behave belligerently on camera. SMDH

  3. duane says:

    ive wondered this for awhile myself not as much Vitor but Chael. he didnt do shit n he gets yet to coach on tuf n get his ass whooped. vitor is a legend him commin back n fighting Silva i thought was crazy but u got to admit Jon was cuaght in a armbar n vitor put up a fight so, now i jus think who Jon has beat its unbelievetable hes fighting chael. 2 me Jon jus gets a long break n im usually hyped 4 fights but not this one

  4. 123 says:

    it should be.. glover texteira vs alexander gustaffson for no1 contender.. rampage jackson should fight shogun rua for his last fight would be sick

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