Archive: Vitor Belfort

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 31, 2013 10:45 am

Vitor Belfort Interested in Fight With Chael Sonnen

With his recent dismissal of fighting Tim Kennedy, UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort insisted that unless he is to fight for the title, he must fight in another weight class.  UFC light heavyweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, was quick to express interest in facing the Brazilian fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Through his wife...

Jul 29, 2013 11:51 am

Luke Rockhold Discusses Possible Boetsch Fight Next, Eventually Wants Bisping

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC Middleweight and former Strikeforce Champion Luke Rockhold recently talked with MMA Underground’s Jack Brown about many of the topics currently swirling around his career. He touched on his most recent loss to Vitor Belfort, what he learned from that experience, and what the fans can expect from him next inside the...

Jul 24, 2013 10:27 am

Suspect Arrested in 2004 Kidnapping of Vitor Belfort’s Sister

In January of 2004, Priscilla Belfort, sister of then-number-1 contender for the UFC light heavyweight belt, disappeared.  Vitor Belfort (pictured) would go on, despite his sister’s disappearance, to fight Randy Couture and win the belt later that month at UFC 46.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have arrested Leonardo...

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 16, 2013 11:27 am

Constantinos Philippou wants Vitor Belfort, but ‘Not in Brazil’

“Belfort sounds good to me,” said Costas Philippou, though he was quick to add, “NOT in Brazil.” By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight fighter, Constantinos Philippou, has had a strong start to his career in the Octagon, winning his last five fights with two KO’s.  Now, the New York-based fighter has his eyes set on...

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 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 12, 2013 9:47 am

TRT Disallowed in California

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The California State Athletic Commission could be changing the mixed martial arts world dramatically, as it has placed a temporary ban on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) with a decision Monday.   In an 8-hour meeting, one of the items discussed was a new proposed...

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...