Anderson Silva: ‘Vitor Deserves A Title Shot’

November 11, 2013 11:12 am by BJPENN.COM News

“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)


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