Archive: Vitor Belfort

Aug 28, 2013 9:39 am

Vitor Belfort: Sonnen ‘relieved’ not to fight me

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) was one of many fighters to call out Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) following Sonnen’s defeat of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston. While Chael told members of the media that he would be happy to take a fight with Belfort, “The Phenom”...

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 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 21, 2013 10:07 am

Anderson Silva Shuts Down Potential Vitor Belfort Rematch From Ever Happening

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has long been the target of many middleweight fighters. None so much so as top contender Vitor Belfort, who often takes to social media and interviews to proclaim he desire for a rematch. The two originally squared off for the UFC’s middleweight title at UFC 126 back...

Aug 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Dana White Says They’re Not Hiding Vitor Belfort in Brazil Due to TRT Use

Dana White has often been very vocal when it comes to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) use in the UFC, chastising fighters for using the therapy. The fighters who apply for testosterone use exemption (TUE) for a fight are often shoved in to the limelight as we wait for word to come down on whether or...

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 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 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 2, 2013 7:29 am

Tim Kennedy eyes fight with Wand, not PED using Vitor Belfort

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) recently turned down a middleweight bout against Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), stating that the only fight he’s interested in at 185-pounds would be for the UFC middleweight title. Undeterred, Kennedy says he wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of facing...

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...

Aug 1, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen. UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a...

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 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to ESPN.com Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 9, 2013 7:12 am

Vitor Belfort: Silva acted inappropriately in Weidman bout

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...

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 8, 2013 12:18 pm

Dana White: Vitor Belfort Completely Out Of Title Hunt

Vitor Belfort has cemented himself as one of the greatest ever. His recent run of domination in the UFC’s middleweight division is nothing short of amazing. While he likely deserves a rematch at Anderson or a crack at the new champ, UFC president Dana White told reporters during the UFC 162 post-fight media event that...

Jul 3, 2013 7:15 am

Ray Longo: ‘No bulls–t, Anderson Silva will get dumped on his head’

Ray Longo, striking coach at Team Serra-Longo, recently stated that his undefeated pupil Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is on a ‘different level’ when compared to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s previous opponents.  Here is what Ray had to say during his appearance on “The MMA Hour”: “I tell you what, the guy (Silva) is...

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 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Vitor Belfort opens up about his use of TRT

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) is nothing less than a legend in the sport of mixed martial arts. He has provided fight fans with some of the most memorable knockouts in MMA’s history. But, with all that said, Vitor has been under a lot of public scrutiny lately in regards to his...

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 28, 2013 10:40 am

Luke Rockhold Calls out Michael Bisping Via Twitter

  One of the most anticipated entries to the UFC middleweight division, Luke Rockhold (10-2), made his debut on May 18th losing in the first round to Vitor Belfort by what would become the first of two spinning-heel kick knockouts in the past two weeks. Now, Rockhold seems to look for a quick turnaround as...

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 22, 2013 10:42 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FX 8 Draws 1.3 Million Viewers

UFC and FX officials should be pleased with the reported viewership numbers floating around the TV industry in regards to last weekend’s UFC on Fx 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold event. UFC on FX 8 took place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event was capped off with a spectacular main event where,...