“I believe he (Vitor Belfort) deserves to fight for the title, even because he has been doing his part (to earn a title shot), just like other fighters like Ronaldo Jacare and Lyoto Machida, who just dropped to 185… I saw the fight [against Hendo], he fought really well.Vitor has been doing great, showing why he was the UFC champion for a long time. He deserves respect. We’ll just have to wait for the next chapters.”
Following last Saturday’s impressive K.O. over Dan Henderson (See Video), Vitor Belfort has put himself in a very good position to contend for the UFC’s middleweight title.
Previously against a rematch, Anderson Silva now sees the value in facing Belfort for a second time.
First and foremost he must get passed Chris Weidman on Dec. 28, but the former champ told the press that he acknowledges Belfort as a legit contender.
(Quote via The Brazilian Media)