“The way I see it is from my lens — the lens of truth. When something goes wrong, it’s not me that makes decisions. It’s not my fault if the [fight] got canceled. It’s not because I got an injury, it’s because Chris Weidman got an injury. People think, ‘Oh, Vitor is gonna step up.’ But my trainer said, ‘No, we’re gonna wait.’ They offered him one fight. It’s business, it’s dealing. In business, sometimes it doesn’t go the way you think. It’s nothing personal. I think the injury wasn’t big enough, so the coaches, with my office, they decided let’s wait for Chris. [I’ve] been waiting for a year. This is a fight the fans want to see. And look at the card. The card is amazing.”
Following last week’s ‘Welcome To The Show’ press-conference Vitor Belfort addressed his decision to wait for his title shot.
(Transcript via MMAFighting.com)