Belfort Not Interested In Offered Tim Kennedy Fight, Would Rather Fight At Heavyweight

July 29, 2013 10:19 am by bjpenn.com staff 19 Comments
image via ESPN

image via ESPN

“It doesn’t make sense that Vitor, who is No. 1 in the rankings, should fight against No. 2, No. 6 or No. 10 in his weight class,” Prado said. “His next fight in the middleweight class will be against the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva. If the UFC wishes him to fight in any class above middleweight, we are at their disposal. It can be anyone, Tim Kennedy, even Roy Nelson, but it has to be at 205 pounds or heavyweight – he’ll even fight as a heavyweight. Vitor wants to fight, but in his weight class, only if for the belt.”

In a release to the Brazilian Media, Belfort’s manager and wife, Joana Prado puts a halt on the rumors of a Tim Kennedy versus Vitor Belfort fight in Brazil.

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