Vitor Belfort: Silva acted inappropriately in Weidman bout

July 9, 2013 7:12 am by bjpenn.com staff 86 Comments
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), was a keen observer when it came time for the main event of UFC 162 this past Saturday night in Las Vegas.

After Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) shocked the MMA world by dethroning Anderson “The Spider” Silva, Vitor immediately issued a challenge to the winner and new UFC champ.

Belfort also took the time to share his opinion of Anderson Silva’s UFC 162 performance:

“The first thing you learn (in martial arts) is respect. Your opponent across the other side of the mat, the Octagon, he is the most important person in that moment for you, because that’s the person who makes you compete, who gives you the pleasure to entertain people. But, I see martial arts not just from an entertainment side. I see it as a sport. And as a sport, like in NBA, NFL, we have a code of conduct. And that’s something that the UFC, we need to start having that.

I think [Silva] really didn’t have any conduct on this fight. He acted inappropriately and it wasn’t the first time, so I hope this will be the last time that he does.”

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