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Wednesday, 07/31/2013, 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White:

“Then let’s do him and Rashad (Evans),”  White told reporters at yesterday’s promotional world tour. “He doesn’t want to fight Tim Kennedy? Let’s fight Rashad at 205.”

Vitor has stated that he is only interested in ‘title fights’. “The Phenom” has looked amazing in his last two octagon appearances, knocking out former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold and top contender Michael Bisping in the process.

The lone non-title fight that seems to interest Vitor would be versus “The American Gangster”, Chael Sonnen. But, with Chael being booked to fight Shogun Rua at next months UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut, that fight is still a long way from coming to fruition.

As for now, nothing regarding Belfort’s future is official, except for the fact that he is officially benched until White puts his stamp of approval on a prospective opponent. Rashad has been training with Vitor at the Blackzilians’ camp and would likely decline the offer to fight “The Phenom”, which indicates that Dana’s matchmaking may have a hidden message: Fight Kennedy, or don’t fight.

Who would you like to see Vitor fight next? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!


21 Responses to “Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen”

  1. 123 says:

    sonnen & evans should fight eachother.. vitor belfort should fight jimi manuwa at light heavyweight.

  2. 757 says:

    Dana White is a complete asshole. He has had a personal beef with Vitor for a long time. So many of his other little favorites have lost and had shots etc etc. Now he just wants to bust balls by suggesting that the two team mates fight because Vitor won’t just do what he wants like a little puppy. The guy has earned his way back into title contention give him a shot!! Dana Whits is a complete asshole

  3. 123 says:

    yh i agree, dana white is a bit of a prick.

  4. confucius says:

    not gonna happen dana. just pretend that they are not on the same fight team? fuck blackzilians i guess dana? nobody wants to see that fight anyways.

  5. yo mamma says:

    Dana is a bitches name …

  6. jason says:

    Dana is being a dumb fuck. I find it funny how a week before 162, he talked so much shit about vitor not getting MW title shot for a long time becouse he got Knocked out…then he proceeds to give silva a rematch after getting tooled….fucking hypocrite…
    Vitor deserves next title shot at MW, PERIOD.

  7. 757 says:

    Vitor is a bitch and uses steroids if he was clean that scrub would lose every fight

  8. 757 says:

    Vitor still hasn’t won a fight without juicing

  9. trev says:

    he deserves a title shot as soon as possible one of the very best fighters

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