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Thursday, 08/01/2013, 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen.

UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a press conference during the UFC’s world tour stop in Los Angeles. White stated that he was trying to put together a bout between Belfort and Rashad Evans, appeasing Belfort’s wish to fight at a higher weight class:

“Vitor doesn’t want [the Kennedy} fight,” said White. “So I said, okay, let’s do him and Rashad. He wants to fight at a heavier weight, let’s do him and Rashad. I haven’t heard back on that yet.”

He hasn’t heard a response yet.

As for Belfort’s request to take on Chael Sonnen, White stated that he was basically done dealing with Belfort:

“Vitor drives me crazy man. Lorenzo can deal with Vitor, not me.”

White passed the duties along to his partner Lorenzo Fertitta who will certainly have his hands full with Belfort. No word on whether a bout with Sonnen has even been considered as Sonnen faces Mauricio Rua on August 17th at the inaugural UFC on FOX Sports 1 event.

 

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