By Ryan Busuttil
If you ask Vitor Belfort about who he wants to fight next, he’ll tell you that he wants whoever will get him on a fast track to a title. That includes middleweight Michael Bisping and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
According to fightersonlymagazine.co.uk, the former #1 Middleweight Championship Contender does not want to wait for Wanderlei Silva, who he was supposed to face at this past weekend’s UFC 147 event in Brazil, to recover from his fight with Rich Franklin. “I guess Wanderlei will be able to fight in October but I only want that my next bout that accredits me to dispute the belt. I don’t know, maybe Michael Bisping. I was only defeated once recently, by Anderson Silva, and all my wins were very convincing.”
Belfort feels that he is nearing the end of his career and wants a fight that will get him a title shot with a victory. According to Belfort, UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta alluded that he would be in the title picture if he had defeated Wanderlei Silva.
Belfort further stated that he may not stick around in the middleweight division much longer due to the weight cutting, meaning that Jones is a possibility. “If my body will no longer permit this big weight cutting, I will go up (to 205-lbs). I am not afraid of Jon Jones or somebody else… Its not for me to choose my opponents.”
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