1245 Search Results for vitor belfort

Jul 21, 2012 6:30 am

Team Belcher Looking For Weidman Or Belfort To Step Up | UFC NEWS

“We think Chris Weidman is the fight out there right now. If we could fight anybody, if we had our choice, Chris Weidman would be the guy. I think fans, media and everybody alike has Chris Weidman as the No. 1 contender at this point, and after he beat Mark Munoz I think everybody has...

Jun 26, 2012 3:56 pm

Belfort Interested In Bout With Bisping And/Or Jon Jones I UFC News

By Ryan Busuttil If you ask Vitor Belfort about who he wants to fight next, he’ll tell you that he wants whoever will get him on a fast track to a title. That includes middleweight Michael Bisping and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. According to fightersonlymagazine.co.uk, the former #1 Middleweight Championship Contender does not...

Jun 4, 2012 7:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin Talks Replacing Vitor Against Silva, Le

Call him what you want but Rich Franklin is a company man. Initially scheduled to face Cung Le at UFC 148, Franklin now faces Wanderlei Silva in the main event of UFC 147 after Wanderlei’s opponent Vitor Belfort was injured. Rich has stepped up and filled spots before, but his fight with Le was to...

May 12, 2012 10:11 am

Wanderlei Talks Retirement & What An Easy Target Vitor Is

By Jamie McAllister Wanderlei Silva in an interview with SporTV.com Wanderlei comments on retirement. “How can I say it? I am in a situation… people want to see a show. I thought that I would do my last fight in Japan but then Germany, Australia and other countries came in asking me to make the...

May 4, 2012 12:53 pm

With Silva vs. Sonnen Moved, Belfort vs. Silva new UFC 147 Main Event

With news that the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch has been shifted from UFC 147 to UFC 148, the UFC has now opted to put the rematch between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva in the headlining slot for UFC 147. UFC 147 is expected to go down on June 23 at the Estadio Jornalista...

Apr 9, 2012 2:16 pm

Belfort On Silva | He Is Going To Lose And He Knows It

By Adam Conklin: Vitor Belfort will soon face off with fellow TUF: Brazil Coach, Wanderlei Silva. Here Vitor is explaining his fight with Wanderlei Silva, his training camp, Silva vs. Sonnen 2, and the things the base of his motivation. You are in the business since the beginning. You fought in the first editions of...

Apr 3, 2012 10:53 am

Wanderlei Silva | I’ve Waited 14 Years For Redemption Against Belfort

“This is the fight of my life [against Vitor Belfort]. I’ve waited all my career for this fight. I’ve waited for (14) years for this fight. He is one of the guys I really, really want to fight before I (retire). This fight is the fight of my dreams. I’ve been fighting since I was...

Jan 18, 2012 2:02 pm

UFC NEWS – If Wanderlei Silva Trades With Me I’ll Break Him, Says Belfort

“(Johnson) pretended to be hungry when he came after me, but in reality he was not doing anything dangerous. A wrestler is not going to be able to take me down and smother me. It’s no use. I come from jiu-jitsu. You can try but it won’t lead to anything. I come from jiu-jitsu. On...

Dec 22, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Anthony “Rumble” Johnson: “I’m definitely not afraid to bang with Vitor”

On January 14th, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson meets Vitor Belfort in “The Phenom’s” backyard of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 142. When he was asked by MMAFightCorner.com about whether there was pressure of fighting a famed Brazilian in Brazil, Johnson seemed indifferent of the situation. “…like I approach every other fight. You know, he’s human,...

Nov 15, 2011 1:00 pm

UFC NEWS – Anthony Johnson: “It’s going to be fun fighting Vitor”

“I knocked out my opponent in one minute and nine seconds something like that [in my mma debut]. Vitor happened to be in the crowd, Shogun Rua was too. After the fight, Vitor gave me props and shook my hand. I never thought I’d be fighting a man who I shook hands with many years...

Nov 3, 2011 9:46 am

Get Ready for a “Rumble”, according to Johnson, he’s better than Vitor

“I feel just fine about the matchup. He can’t do nothing that I can’t do. Anything he thinks he can do, I think I can do better. I think it’s a pretty even matchup. He’s fast, I’m fast. He’s powerful, I’m powerful. It’s going to be a fight that really determines who’s the man at...

Nov 2, 2011 8:16 am

Sonnen to Belfort: "I Will Stomp You"

“Listen, I’m gonna go fight whether it’s him or it’s someone else, I’m not gonna hold back. I fight them all. I am the middleweight champion and I take on all comers and he’s an impostor. The clear distinction between the tru champion and that bum is that. I’ll fight ‘em all. I don’t care...

Sep 28, 2011 4:30 am

Belfort eyes December Return, wants Chael Sonnen Bout

“I just don’t want to step in the octagon not (being) 100 percent. I see a lot of guys stepping in there just to make money. I’m not there just to make money. I’m there to win. I’m there to accomplish (something). I’m there for the belt, to make history. I want to fight to...

Sep 21, 2011 9:29 am

Belfort Injured, Off UFC 139 Card, Cung Le Now Faces Wanderlei Silva

Vitor Belfort has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance in San Jose against former Strikeforce champion Cung Le, due to an injury. No specific details were given on the extent of the injury or the recovery time. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San...