1495 Search Results for vitor belfort

Oct 2, 2013 10:22 am

White: Belfort has been ‘difficult’ and puts himself in ‘weird’ situations

UFC President Dana White sat down with reporters following his latest UFC 168 press tour pit stop in Brazil to speak openly and candidly about a number of topics. One of the subjects brought up was Vitor Belfort. White admittedly doesn’t know what to do with the top-ranked middleweight.  The Brazilian finds himself in a “weird”...

Sep 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago Added to UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2

UFC welterweight fighters, Brandon Thatch (pictured) and Paulo Thiago, will look to square off November 9 on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Golania, Brazil.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added an exciting welterweight fight to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, pitting young prospect Brandon Thatch against veteran Paulo Thiago....

Aug 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Dana White: Vitor Fight’s In Brazil At TV Networks Request Not So He Can Cheat

“(If) they have a big fight that’s going to be on Globo, they wanted Vitor. So if they want Vitor, they’re going to get Vitor. Whoever they say they want, I’m going to try to make it happen. The second most important media that we’re in business with is Globo. Vitor Belfort is not fighting...

Aug 26, 2013 10:49 am

VIDEO | Dan Henderson Talks Belfort Rematch, New Gym And Current UFC Contract

“Vitor’s a dangerous guy. He’s got a lot of knockout power. He’s quick. He moves forward real quick as well when he closes the distance. You’ve got to be real careful with him. Sometimes mentally he doesn’t show up. Sometimes he does. You never know what you’ll get. I’m expecting to fight the best Vitor...

Aug 23, 2013 11:37 am

Hendo Coach Looks To Bring In Sonnen, Wants Vitor Off TRT For Upcoming Bout

Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson are both posters boys for the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). These two MMA Legends do it the right way, legally and get the proper exemptions from Athletic Commissions for fights. There’s a hiccup in Brazil though, one that could restrict Dan Henderson’s use of the therapy and his...

Aug 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Belfort vs Henderson on Shaky Ground After WADA Lab Suspension

On November 9th, Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson are set to collide once again. After meeting almost seven years ago at “PRIDE 32”, when the American recorded a decision victory over the Brazilian, the longtime veterans have agreed to headline  the UFC Fight Night 32, in the city of Goiania, Brazil, in a light heavyweight...

Aug 21, 2013 11:23 am

QUICK TWITT | Belfort Says Sonnen Is Relieved He Doesn’t Have To Fight Him

Following Chael Sonnen’s first round submission over ‘Shogun’ Rua last weekend, Vitor Belfort took to twitter to call out the ‘Oregon Gangster’ and request a fight. That didn’t work out and now Belfort is linked to a bout against Dan Henderson in a rematch scheduled for November 9. With the news of his latest booking,...

Aug 19, 2013 11:12 am

Quick Twitt | Belfort, Machida & Davis All Ask For Shot At Sonnen

After his one-sided destruction over former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen has drawn the attention of several elite level fighters. In his post-fight speech Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva, but a few key match ups have just introduced themselves in the form of Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis. Check it...

Aug 16, 2013 8:28 am

Sonnen trashes Lil Nog & Belfort

Love him or hate him, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) is without question a ‘company man’, as he is always willing to step in and fight the best in the world whenever the UFC calls upon him to do so. Chael recently spoke out about a couple of his peers whom he feels fail...

Aug 14, 2013 11:48 am

Report: UFC Boss Eyeing Machida vs. Belfort As UFC 167 Co-Main Event

Vitor Belfort wants another crack at the UFC middleweight title. Lyoto Machida wants a rematch with Phil Davis. But it looks like neither will happen if UFC president Dana White has his way. On this week’s edition of UFC Tonight, White told reporter Ariel Helwani that he would like to make Belfort vs. Machida as...

Aug 8, 2013 3:04 pm

Mousasi: IF Vitor will do his job, I will gladly face him at 185, 195 or 205

Former Strikeforce and DREAM champion Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was recently interviewed by MMAJunkie’s John Morgan,  and discussed his desire to fight Vitor Belfort, at middleweight, light heavyweight, or a catchweight of 195-pounds. “I will make this easy on Vitor,” Mousasi told MMAjunkie.com. “If he is going to continue to make conditions on...

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...

Jul 8, 2013 2:45 pm

Belfort: ‘Who deserves that title shot more than me?’

“Who deserves that title shot more than me? Come on. Look at what I did to the top two contenders. I defeated the world champion of Strikeforce. I defeated the No. 1 contender of the UFC, Michael Bisping. I not just defeated them, but I defeated them in (exciting) fashion… I guess sometimes you have...

Jul 5, 2013 10:27 am

White Ranks Hendo Above Belfort For Anderson Silva Rematch

“So when you go back to Anderson Silva, who is in the twilight of his career, and you say to a guy like Anderson, what about Vitor? ‘I annihilated Vitor. I got other fights that I wanna fight.’ You talk about his legacy and his this and his that. Those are tough fights to make....

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Mousasi calls Belfort a ‘hypocrite’ for blowing off fight request

Gegard Mousasi has made it known that he wants Vitor Belfort next. But in a recent interview Belfort, said Mousasi hadn’t earned the right. “If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it,” said Belfort. “It’s just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals – you...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Belfort makes case to White for Silva, Weidman winner

Vitor Belfort has thrown his hat into the ring, offering to be the next challenger for the middleweight strap. While UFC president Dana White indicated earlier this week that  if Anderson Silva were to lose his UFC championship to Chris Weidman at Saturday’s UFC 162, Silva would be given an immediate rematch. And if Silva...

Jul 1, 2013 10:25 am

Vitor: Mousasi Hasn’t Earned The Right To Fight Me

“If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it. It’s just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals – you cannot just because you won something a long time ago. No, you have to earn your spot. “I don’t like it how people are using Twitter...

Jun 17, 2013 11:28 am

White: Criticism For Belfort’s TRT Use Is ‘Unjust’

“I think Vitor has been unjustly beat down for the TRT thing. You guys know how I feel about TRT. But he’s done everything the right way and been within the limits he’s supposed to be in. He will end up fighting in the States. He’s been fighting in Brazil because he does well in...

Jun 8, 2013 9:52 am

Quick Twitt | Gegard Mousasi Eyes Middleweight Fight Against Belfort

The Twitterverse has turned into the UFC’s second official matchmaker. As a fighter, if you let your desires known in the form of a simple “Tweet” the UFC brass often honors a request that is deemed reasonable and picks up momentum with fans. Mousasi, who is one fight removed from his UFC debut at light-heavyweight...

May 30, 2013 6:44 am

UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold Drug Tests Come Back Negative

  The CABMMA (Brazilian Athletic Commission) and the UFC have released the results for the drug tests from UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold. All the tests came back negative. “The UFC has been informed by CABMMA that all fighters on the UFC on FX 8 card passed their pre- and post-fight drug tests,” today’s...

May 24, 2013 9:51 am

UFC says Belfort vs. Silva-Weidman winner ‘makes sense’, could happen in Las Vegas

During Thursday’s pre-UFC 160 media day, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion currently has no plans in regards to Vitor Belfort’s next fight. However, Mr. White did add that ‘The Phenom’s” next bout could be a middleweight title shot – and that it could happen in Las Vegas: “There’s no plans right now...

May 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Roy Nelson Says Belfort ‘Should Never Get a License in Las Vegas’

In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com, Roy Nelson talked about UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort. Belfort is coming off a huge KO win over former Strikeforce middleweight champion in Luke Rockhold with a spinning back-kick in the first round.  Leading up to the fight, both Rockhold and Belfort had a lot to say about the...

May 20, 2013 11:20 am

Blackzilians Founder: Work Ethic Not TRT Responsible For Belfort Rebirth

“People don’t really understand TRT, so they like to make a lot of statements and claims. The truth of the matter is that Vitor has been skilled for as long as he’s been in the sport, and TRT didn’t make his feet do that spinning kick. TRT doesn’t give him his work ethic. TRT doesn’t...

May 20, 2013 10:48 am

Humbled Rockhold Says TRT Had Nothing To Do With Belfort’s Kick

“I mean it’s hard to say what went wrong. I was feeling good. I was finding my timing. I felt like I was controlling things, and then he landed a spinning heel kick to my head. I felt good in this fight. I had a great camp. I felt good in the fight. I was...