The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight division is about to receive a major shakeup if all the stars align correctly. Anderson Silva’s return to the octagon may be against Vitor Belfort at UFC 197, according to a recent report. Belfort currently ranks in the top-five of the weight class and a loss to Silva could cause a major shakeup.
Number two-contedner Ronadlo “Jacare” Souza could be next in line for a championship shot if he defeats Yoel Romero. “Jacare” wants to see Silva take another fight before squaring off with Belfort, however.
“I believe the result would be the same,” “Jacare” said of a rematch between Silva and Belfort. “Anderson is impressive, but, in my opinion, as a friend and seeing him as guy that is helping me now, I think he should fight again before fighting Belfort to get his rhythm back. Belfort is in a strong rhythm now, he fought three times in a row now. Anderson spent some time off, had this issue now and spent a year off, so I think Anderson should fight again first.”
Other than losses to champions Jon Jones and Chris Weidman, Belfort hasn’t lost a fight since his first meeting with “The Spider”. Who do yo think would walk out of the octagon with their hands raised? Share your thoughts in the comment section!
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