Anderson Silva Shuts Down Potential Vitor Belfort Rematch From Ever Happening

August 21, 2013 10:07 am by bjpenn.com staff Leave your thoughts

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has long been the target of many middleweight fighters.

None so much so as top contender Vitor Belfort, who often takes to social media and interviews to proclaim he desire for a rematch.

The two originally squared off for the UFC’s middleweight title at UFC 126 back in 2011 and Anderson Silva was able to put his fellow Brazilian away in the very first round with a brutal front kick to the face that sent Belfort down to the canvas.

Since the loss Belfort has gone undefeated at middleweight but for Silva that’s not enough to convince him that a rematch is the right step to make.

“I don’t think so,” Silva told Combate about the possibility of fighting Belfort again. “What was supposed to be done was done. Of course, we are employees of the UFC, but I don’t like to fight against Brazilians. I don’t see that possibility.”

Anderson Silva is currently set to rematch Chris Weidman for the UFC’s middleweight title and Vitor Belfort was just confirmed to be facing Dan Henderson.

Will the two men ever face each other ¬†again? Who knows…


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