Archive: Vitor Belfort

Oct 13, 2014 9:40 am

Vitor Belfort Calls For Interim Title Belt Again

Vitor Belfort was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 181, but after the champ was forced to postpone the bout due to a fractured hand, and unable to train for 6 weeks, Belfort began calling for an interim belt. He spoke to MMAFighting to again reiterate his belief that the UFC should have an...

Oct 13, 2014 9:26 am

Vitor Belfort Plans To ‘Surprise’ Opponents Who Doubt Him

Vitor Belfort hasn’t fought in the Octagon since November of 2013, when he knocked out Dan Henderson with a head kick in the 1st round of their UFC Fight Night main event bout. Some time following the win, TRT was banned, leaving many to question if Vitor would be able to perform at the same...

Oct 7, 2014 2:19 pm

Trainer: Vitor Just As Strong, Just Lost Water Weight Off TRT

“From my point of view, Vitor was and still is the hardest working guy in the gym. I worked with him after he got off the TRT and his strength level didn’t change. He was very strong. He’s still a strong guy. His physique did change quite a bit, but I think that was water...

Oct 6, 2014 5:37 pm

Vitor Belfort Training For Weidman Fight

Vitor Belfort and Chris Weidman were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 181, however after Weidman fractured his hand, the bout was postponed to a later date, potentially in February. That hasn’t stopped Belfort from hitting the gym in preparation for the bout. Check out the video of the challenger shadowboxing: Loading Todo treino é...

Sep 29, 2014 4:15 pm

Weidman Slams Belfort: “I’m Going To Embarrass Him”

Chris Weidman was forced out of his UFC 181 fight against Vitor Belfort with a broken hand, however Vitor Belfor began saying the UFC needs to have an interim belt until Weidman returns, which is believed to be February, just 2 months after their scheduled fight at UFC 181. Weidman spoke on The MMA Hour:...

Sep 29, 2014 5:03 am

Jacare Souza Content With Sitting Out, Hopes To Replace Vitor Belfort

Jacare Souza is coming off a dominant performance against Gegard Mousasi earlier this month. After the bout many were calling for Jacare to get a title shot, however UFC President Dana White stated that Jacare would most likely need to win one more fight before getting a title shot. Jacare’s manager has a different plan...

Sep 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sonnen Forgives Wanderlei

Chael Sonnen has officially retired from MMA, and after a match against Andre Galvao in Metamoris, Sonnen is preparing to step into the booth to call the Battlegrounds fights on October 3rd. Prior to a pair of failed drug tests that led to his retirement, Sonnen was scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, who also failed...

Sep 26, 2014 5:41 pm

Kennedy Slams “Smaller And Fatter” No TRT Belfort

Tim Kennedy is currently gearing up for his UFC 178 main card bout tomorrow against Yoel Romero, however that hasn’t stopped Kennedy from taking some time to talk trash to Vitor Belfort. Kennedy spoke to MMAFighting about PED usage in MMA, and why people who say it’s okay, are dead wrong. “Have one of those...

Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

UFC 181 Press Conference Today At 2 PT With Weidman, Belfort, Pettis, And Melendez

Today the UFC has invited fans to their UFC 181 press conference and Q&A with Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez. Weidman was supposed to fight Belfort at UFC 181, but a hand fracture has forced him out of the bout. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez will still serve as the co-main...

Sep 26, 2014 10:33 am

Belfort Slams Weidman Over Injury, Accuses Champ Of Faking It

Vitor Belfort was slated to fight Chris Weidman on December 6th at UFC 181 in a long awaited matchup for the UFC middleweight title, however earlier this month news broke that Weidman had suffered a hairline fracture in his hand, and as a result, the bout was postponed until February of 2015. ‘The Phenom’ doesn’t...

Sep 23, 2014 5:06 am

QUICK TWITT: Weidman’s Hand To Be Casted, Belfort Fight Targeted For February

Earlier today news broke that Chris Weidman was out of his UFC 181 bout against Vitor Belfort with a broken hand. There was no timetable given for when Weidman would be able to return to the cage, and when he would fight Belfort, however Dana White took to Twitter to inform fight fans that the...

Sep 22, 2014 4:41 pm

BREAKING : Weidman Out Of UFC 181, Hendricks vs. Lawler II Set To Headline Event

Chris Weidman has been forced out of his UFC 181 title fight against Vitor Belfort on December 6th. As a result, Johny Hendricks will defend his welterweight strap against Robbie Lawler in a highly anticipated rematch. The UFC broke the news via a press release, which stated that Weidman had suffered a hand injury during...

Sep 22, 2014 9:43 am

UFC Invites Fans To UFC 178 Weigh-Ins And UFC 181 Press Conference This Friday

UFC 178 takes place this Saturday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena with Demetrious Johnson defending his flyweight championship against Chris Cariaso in the main event. The event will take place this Friday at Premier Ballroom at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The event will be kicked off by a press conference with UFC...

Sep 21, 2014 4:03 pm

Chris Weidman Is Glad Jacare Thinks He Can Beat Him

Chris Weidman is getting ready to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 181, but he already has another challenger looking at getting a crack at the champion. Jacare Souza is fresh off a dominant win over Gegard Mousasi earlier this month, and is confident he can beat the current middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. MMAJunkie spoke with...

Sep 18, 2014 5:06 am

Jacare Picks Winner Of Weidman vs. Belfort

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will have his eye on December’s UFC 180 card where Vitor Belfort will challenge Chris Weidman for the middleweight title. Jacare is one fight away from a title shot, according to UFC President Dana White. Jacare spoke to Globo about who he thinks would win the bout. “I think that Weidman will...

Sep 18, 2014 5:05 am

Jacare Looking To “Scrunch” Machida To Get Title Shot

Ronaldo Jacare Souza’s name was thrown into the mix for potential opponents to face the winner of the Weidman vs. Belfort bout, however UFC President Dana White said that Jacare was still one fight away from getting a title shot. Former middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida expressed his desire to fight Jacare recently, but with...

Sep 17, 2014 5:12 pm

Chris Weidman Working On Footwork

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is gearing up for his UFC 180 fight against Vitor Belfort in December. To get ready for the fight, Weidman can be seen in this video working on his footwork. By Evan Stoumbelis Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 11, 2014 5:04 pm

PHOTO | Vitor Belfort’s “Ready”

With the growing fascination surrounding Vitor Belfort off TRT, we thought we’d post the latest from “The Phenom”, as he prepares for December’s UFC middleweight title fight against Chris Weidman. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 11, 2014 9:56 am

SCUFFLE! – Harsh Words From Bisping Get Rockhold Heated

UFC Fighters Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold have a “discussion”. This is unedited and close to a fight breaking out! Captured in the spare of the moment as they were taking pictures Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 4, 2014 1:57 pm

HE’S BACK! Sonnen Books New Broadcasting Gig Alongside WWE Legend

Two consummate performers in WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and recently retired UFC superstar Chael Sonnen have teamed up to form what is bound to be one of the most memorable commentary teams in sports entertainment history, and will call the world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action on the LIVE pay-per-view telecast of BattleGrounds...

Aug 28, 2014 3:56 pm

Weidman: ‘Vitor Looks Like He’s Lost Muscle, still expecting tough fight’

  Last night on FOX Sports 1, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman joined the UFC on FOX crew to talk shop with show hosts, and discuss his upcoming title tilt against Vitor Belfort. Check it: Weidman on what Vitor Belfort brings to the title fight: “He has a lot of experience. He was a champion when...

Aug 28, 2014 3:55 pm

No-TRT Vitor Looking Beefy In Latest Training Clip

Former UFC champion, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has getting a lot of criticism from fans in the post-TRT era for his declining mass of muscles. But are fans making too much out of nothing? Check out the clip above and decide. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 28, 2014 8:56 am

Power Gauge “Can’t Handle” Belfort’s Punches

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort has been putting his legendary strikes to the test ahead of his December UFC title fight. The former champ explains: Today was the second day of testing for power and strength.. The machines couldn't handle the… — Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) August 28, 2014 Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 27, 2014 3:37 pm

Weidman Wants To Stand And Bang With Belfort

“I think that I’m a versatile individual, and I pretty much feel like I can do anything that I want to do in there. I can stand and bang and knock him out, or I feel as if I can take him down and submit him. Nothing’s going to come easily, and I always expect...

Aug 26, 2014 11:53 am

Rockhold Blasts Fans Who Support Fighters Like Vitor Belfort

“I’m not a cheater and Vitor has been caught multiple times so I’ve got no respect for him.” “His fans that want to say that I’m bitching, well I’m not complaining because I lost. I think the loss is the best thing that ever happened to me. It is what it is, but it’s the...

Aug 21, 2014 10:38 am

Chael Sonnen Completes The Ice Bucket Challenge – WOW!

ALS just got a Gangster wet …@LukeBarnatt @IAmJericho @heylandsberg @TGILaura @THEmikeinindy @steveaustinBSR — chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 21, 2014 The Oregon Gangster, Mr. Chael P. Sonnen has completed the ALS ice bucket challenge, and he might have taken the cake. You’re going to have to follow the link in his tweet to get to...