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Belfort Thankful For Opportunity To Face Jones, Calls Other Fighters Divas' | UFC NEWS


“I just finish the call with my boss @lorenzofertitta and @danawhite I want to thank booth for put me in where a lot of guys are acting like divas I think this is a big challenge for any fighter that is alive on the game I thank God to provide me with this Blessing 2 fight the youngest champion we will face each other I have all the respect for jones thats why u can`t miss this competition a vintage and hy-tech fight Glory to Jesus also happy for all the fans I will not let no one down I come from the times of #carlsongracie He live inside of me I learn so much thing with him and #alstankie … I will fight jones I want to thank he`s camping and him to accept this big challenge for me I am so happy to deliver a big show for the whole world. Are guys happy give me a RT”

Vitor Belfort took to twitter after the announcement was made that he will face Jon Jones at UFC 152 in Canada.

Does “The Phenom” stand a chance?

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42 Comments to Belfort Thankful For Opportunity To Face Jones, Calls Other Fighters Divas' | UFC NEWS

  1. DMAC says:

    Pretty insane we get to see Jon literally kill 2 people in the cage in 1 year..

  2. 123 says:

    jon jones was 23 when he won the belt, vitor belfort was 19. why do people say jon jones is the youngest champion ever?

  3. Bob says:

    I like Vitor but hes going to get his @ss beat. I am pissed Machida turned down the fight. I am sure it was his management.

    UFC got too many scary little girls that should be cut.

    • Ly-er says:

      I still find it odd that only MW’s are stepping up to face Jones? Its already been confirmed that both Machida & Shogun declined to face him in 8days or 1 month time. Really, there weren’t any other viable LHW to want to challenge the champ?? None of these guys manned–up, Gustafsson, Phil Davis, Teixeira, dare I say it….Tito Ortiz!!! LOL

      • lino says:

        shogun is on medical suspension! how can he fight?

      • Bob says:

        I agree no LHW stepped up and asked to fight Jones.. LMAO.. I thought when your a Pro fighter in the UFC you want to fight the best guys out there.. lol Guys are selectively trying to find their way to the top.

        I hated Chael for things in the past but hats off to him for having balls. I am starting to have a lot more respect for him.

    • Rob says:

      No he’s not haha. He might lose but he wont be dominated like Jones claims he likes to do every fight. Vitor has a good chance he just needs to keep it on the feet and get inside Jones’ reach and watch for those elbows. Vitor has quick hands and could easily take control of the fight with 1 quick combo.

  4. magoo says:

    His chance is as good as Rua,Page and Machida….. So to answer your question,not so much!

  5. 123 says:

    heavyweight vs middleweight

  6. KIDD433 says:

    Vitor Belfort is a Fkn warrior!Mad respect for him taking the fight for the belt on short notice.Not. surprised Jon Jones bitched outa fighting Sonnen.Knew he was fake all along,and knew it was a matter of time someone pulled his covers.The funny thing is that he pulled his own covers!

  7. Keep Fitch (Forever)w says:

    Jones is a scared bitch won’t even step up and save the show when sonnen offers and I bet he would of turned down anderson in a second.

  8. T.DADDY says:

    Vitor is gonna get smashed by bones… Bones was scared Sonnen wud put him on his back.. he took a safe fight with vitor.. vitor can ko anybody but bones will use his reach to keep vitor at bay and tko him in rd 2 or 3… Bones is a pussy for duckin Sonnen

  9. Joe smash says:

    Hey bob you can bob on my nuts you don’t like belfort. Belfort going to Win jones is not going to stand up With him Rumbel Johnson is stronger then jones an wieghtade inn at 200 vitor won that

  10. JP says:

    Well, all I can say is Jones is the biggest douchebag in MMA for not taking an offer from Chael… but taking an offer from another opponent. So friggin’ annoying, the word champion and Jon “Bones” Jones will never slide from my mouth again in a full sentence.

    • dana black says:

      i rather have vitor fight because chael would of gotten 2 tittle shots and thats right. chael should fight shogun and if he wins then the winner of vitor/jbj/machida

  11. Nando says:

    That’s funny cause I’ve heard how much of a diva he is

  12. David RT says:

    Lol to all those who think Jones will win. I say its 50/50. Yes he has reach…yes he has smashed many others…but his major advantage is…he has been training for a fight. Vitor has but not for Jones weight class. I have seen Vitor beat guys similar to Jones and if jones gets hit once he will copy machida and run around the cage. He bares no one hit KO power ever. IF Vitor can close the distance he has got it because he follows threw with punches and takes risk. Major disadvantage for Jones is the x-factor..mental state, as of now we haven’t heard from Jones who has been ducking fans and if he does until the PPV..I can assure you he wont beat 100% mentally

  13. uhnomuhlee says:

    Belfort with the left hook and knock down.
    Finishes Jones with GNP… TKO… first round.
    Jones is far too slow. Once Belfort gets inside, the guy’s speed and power in the left can knock just about anyone down.
    I’d like to see that happen anyway… but we’ll see. I’ll give Jones the advantage just with size and power on the ground, but this is Vitor. It won’t be an easy fight for Jon unless he just wraps up and takes Belfort down. Even then, we might see some leg locks.
    I just really want to see Jones stiffened up like Belfort did Lindland. That would be absolutely fantastic for me.

  14. maurice says:

    FLOYD MAYWEATHER will kill pacman if they fought. i just want to bring up something else interesting in the fight world

  15. G says:

    First, he breaks the English language. Then, he’ll break Jon Jones’ bones. (Realistically, I have no idea who will win that fight, but it will probably be Jones.)

  16. Twayne says:

    Vitor is chankful four tis oporchunity!

    100% BJPENN.COM ALL DA’ TIME!!!

  17. Noah says:

    Hope Phenom smashes Bones in pieces…pussy fuucking Dragon turned down the fight..bought event ticket last night thinking it will be good with bones vs dragon….

  18. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    It would be the best day in MMA history if Vitor was to knock his arragant head off his shoulders. Jones will forever be known as the most hated UFC champ in history even more so than GSP MR. I’m afraid to fight now and have milked his knee injury for a year

  19. Chael "the Fail" Sonnen says:

    Only reason chael stepped up because he’s going for broke. How many more years does he have left in that body to wait for another title shot? But seriously. He should earn his contendership like everyone else rather than to wwe his way up. And i believe JJ’s not giving him this chance not because he’s scared but because he’s not giving into sonnen’s mind f*** games like everyone else.. Dana is condemning the champ because JJ refuse to let him make more money for himself and everyone agrees to him?.. Troll all u like man but the rest of the fighters on that card should blame the pres first for trying to cancel the show..

  20. Bri says:

    Jones by front kick lol

  21. Heathen says:

    What I don’t understand is if Dana is so upset and said Jon ruined the card and the fans are saying he ducked chael then why not make it chael for sept 22? The numbers would be huge. Chael would hype up this fight. The back story would be awesome. Apparently Dana never really wanted chael to fight Jon in the first place. Regardless of who earned a shot this is about money and chael although not the highest paid fighter is the best at hyping a fight.

  22. KIDD433 says:

    @HEATHEN…Dana does want it to happen.Bones gay ass Jones doesnt want nothing to do with Chael

  23. GetRidOFLayNPrayFighters(Forever) says:

    This fight wont even happen vitor will hurt him self in training camp

  24. 123 says:

    why won’t lyoto machida & shogun rua, 2 former champions fight some selfish idiot with skinny legs.

  25. Jujitsu Player says:

    Props to Vitor for taking this fight. To me its a mockery of a main event though, how come they couldn’t come up with another LHW to take the fight? They can’t all be hurt or out of shape….Jones is going to walk right through Vitor and it proves nothing…

  26. jbeamazing says:

    Vitor has a 100 times better hands but jones reach will make the difference

  27. The Ass Murderer says:

    Vitor’s but face it it’s one of those matches you know who’s gonna lose this is like wanderlei silva vs junior dos santos

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