Archive: Vitor Belfort

Dec 17, 2012 11:27 am

Bisping To Get Title Shot With Win Over Belfort Says UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

Michael “The Count” Bisping has long campaigned for a shot at UFC gold. It would seem that now all he has to do is get past Vitor Belfort. “If Bisping wins, Bisping will probably will get that next shot. If not, we’ll see what happens,” said UFC President Dana White at last weekends TUF 16...

Dec 12, 2012 11:41 am

Belfort Believes Anderson Silva Takes Jon Jones Out On The Feet | UFC NEWS

“Anderson vs. GSP is meaningless. It would make sense if Anderson fought Jon Jones. Anderson is a fighter at another level. I’m not underestimating Jones but appraising Anderson. He’s one of the best that has existed, I always thought it.” “It is very nice to see his success. I know what he has gone through....

Nov 29, 2012 10:07 am

Michael Bisping Dishes At Belfort : “He’s A Walking Punching Bag” | UFC NEWS

“Far be it from me to look past Vitor. I’m trying to make this fight more significant. I’m concerned that I’ve got my hands full. It’s not going to be easy. We’re fighting in Brazil. He hits hard. But I think I’ll weather the storm and he’ll become a punching bag. It’s well documented, rightly...

Nov 12, 2012 7:54 am

Bisping: I think fans are warming to me, a little | UFC NEWS

“I like to play with it and say I’m hated everywhere I go,” said Bisping with a smile on The MMA Hour. “But to be honest, that isn’t the case. I think you get a lot of people together, and there’s a pantomime effect, the ol’ boo or whatever. But generally, for the most part...

Sep 29, 2012 11:40 am

Lyoto Machida: Jon Jones no black belt, has big holes in his game | UFC NEWS

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, took it to Jon Jones in a recent interview with Brazil’s globoesporte.globo.com. After seeing the near defeat at the hands of a Vitor Belfort armbar at last weekends UFC 152 event, “The Dragon” is more convinced than ever that the man holding his divisional title has...

Sep 24, 2012 2:20 pm

UFC 152 Medical Suspensions I MMA News

  The stacked UFC 152 card gave fight fans a lot of memorable moments. It also gave us two great title fights that crowned the first ever flyweight champion and also extended the legacy of a young phenom, respectively. Jon Jones successfully defended his title in the main event against Vitor Belfort with a fourth...

Sep 22, 2012 10:57 am

UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort Results & Discussion Thread | UFC NEWS

Featuring two title fights, this evenings UFC 152 event is set to go down from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In the main event Jon Jones will attempt to defend his title against the always tough, MMA legend, Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event the first ever UFC flyweight champion will be crowned when Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Dana White: Machida Is Fighting Dan Henderson Next | UFC NEWS

With all the injuries, cancellations and switching of opponents in the past several months, headlines have shifted to everything from he/said-she/said to who-is-fighting-who and so on. Up until now what we have failed to get a grasp on who will Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida, men who are simultaneous #1 contenders, fight next now that...

Sep 15, 2012 10:05 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort's Last Week Of Intense Blackzilian Training | UFC NEWS

Vitor Belfort is in his final week of intense training at Blackzilians HQ in South Florida. To him, his upcoming fight with Jon Jones is a fight of old school vs new school, yet he’s ready for this new breed of UFC fighters. “You know, it’s this: I come from back in the old school,...

Sep 8, 2012 11:09 am

How Fast Is Vitor? Faster Than A Lightweight Says Trainer

On September 22nd Vitor Belfort comes up a weight-division to face the champion, Jon Jones on just 4-weeks notice. “The Phenom” is promising his best, and his coach, Mike Dolce, tells UFC.com where they think he has the advantage in the bout. “The Monday before the fight he’ll probably weigh between 210 and 212. Our...

Sep 8, 2012 11:07 am

VIDEO | UFC 152: Jon Jones Pre-Fight Interview

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says his UFC 152 opponent Vitor Belfort lacks versatility, but is a proven winner. Watch UFC 152 to witness what Jones says will be a “magnificent display of martial arts.”

Sep 7, 2012 10:33 am

UFC 151 Costs UFC $40 Million I MMA News

  Since the cancellation of UFC 151, blame has been tossed around to everyone from our light-heavyweight champ, to his original opponent and even to Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass. Now, though, with the event date behind us the UFC must rebuild revenue in a year that could easily see some...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 6, 2012 6:50 pm

Mitrione Calls Jon Jones 'Douchey' I MMA News

  In Yesterday’s MMA Hour, Matt Mitrione added himself to a long list of critics for UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the UFC heavyweight stated that Jones shows a lot of “douchey” qualities in his life outside of the Octagon with his recent refusal to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 151. “What larger effect...

Sep 1, 2012 1:41 pm

Anderson Silva Pulling For Belfort Over Jones | UFC NEWS

Anderson Silva is rooting for his hometown guy, and he is doing so admittedly against someone he calls a friend. In a recent interview with Brazil’s SportTV, the UFC’s middleweight champion proclaimed that against all odds, he will be rooting for Vitor Belfort to upset Jon jones at UFC 152 later this month. Check out...

Aug 25, 2012 9:41 am

Vitor Belfort Joins "Blackzilians" In Preparation For Jon Jones At UFC 152 | UFC NEWS

Glenn Robinson, President, Authentic Sports Management today announced that Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort is now a Blackzilian with ASM, the highly respected and fastest growing agency in the sport of mixed martial arts. “As one of the early champions in the UFC and one of the most popular fighters in the world today, it is...

Aug 24, 2012 2:41 pm

Belcher Suffered Spinal Fracture Preparing For Belfort I MMA Quick Twit

  With all the recent confusion as to who will face Jon Jones for his Light Heavyweight title, several fighters have been left with different opponents in the wake of one of the most baffling stories in recent memory. One person left out in the cold during all this is middleweight fighter, Alan Belcher, who...

Jul 24, 2012 6:56 am

Belfort Wants Weidman In Brazil I UFC News

  Today, via Twitter, Vitor Belfort has stated that he has personally asked Joe Silva for a fight with Chris Weidman for the next shot at the middleweight crown. Belfort claims that he believes Weidman is next in line but thinks that they should still fight just to clear up any argument as to who...

Jul 19, 2012 7:29 am

Why Chris Weidman Is Not Next In Line I Editorial

  Any fighter who is on the cusp of the title picture calls out the champ of their respective weight class after a big win. Its just instinct. You just won a fight and now feel that you can beat anyone on Earth as the adrenaline continues to course through your veins. Whether or not...

Jul 1, 2012 2:39 pm

Free Fight VIDEO | Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Anderson Silva is preparing himself for the biggest rematch of his life against Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. Everything that could have went wrong for Silva during their first bout at UFC 117 did, but he pulled off a last minute submission to shock the world and retain his belt. It was...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...