Archive: Vitor Belfort

Jan 31, 2014 7:08 am

Dana White Confident in UFC Star Power Even Without GSP and ‘The Spider’

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that he was not worried about losing 2 of the promotions biggest stars in Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Until Anderson Silva kicked Vitor Belfort in the face, nobody cared about Anderson Silva. Then he blew up and became this huge star,” White said. “Now everybody is...

Jan 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy set to headline the ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City

Michael “The Count” Bisping has received the thumbs-up from doctors and will now headline the “TUF Nations: Finale” opposite fellow middleweight Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC President Dana White made both announcements today. Bisping has not been seen inside the octagon since an April 2013 victory over Alan Belcher, due to a  detached...

Jan 29, 2014 4:40 pm

Chris Weidman: Belfort could take whatever he wants and just cycle off without a TUE

Chris Weidman is set to defend his UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort. Dana White recently announced that the match will take place on either the Memorial Day weekend card or the July 4th weekend card. There is no doubt that Vitor Belfort has evolved immensely since his younger days. As a competitor who has...

Jan 29, 2014 2:08 pm

PHOTO | Vitor Belfort Then And Now, 17 Years Inside The Cage

Vitor Belfort has been at the top of the MMA Game for a very long time. He won his first UFC strap back in 1997 and he’s going up for the middleweight title against Chris Weidman later this year. ‘The Phenom’ recently took to his instagram to share the following: “On The Left with 19...

Jan 24, 2014 6:42 am

Dana Says Weidman #1 P4P Fighter With Belfort Win

It seems like just a few days ago the UFC boss was praising his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Dana even proclaimed him the pound-for-pound best fighter with a UFC 169 stoppage over Faber. Now Dana White is using the same lines when talking about his undefeated middleweight champ, Chris Weidman. Check it: “[If Weidman beats...

Jan 23, 2014 7:14 pm

White Confirms Weidman vs. Belfort Will Be On July 4th Weekend Or Memorial Day

Earlier today the UFC boss made the media rounds while promoting his new ‘Fighters’ reality show and this weekend’s UFC on FOX 10 event. In an interview with FOX Sports, White, announced that the UFC is narrowing down their options for the highly anticipated Weidman vs. Belfort middleweight title fight. Check it: “Weidman’s pushing for...

Jan 23, 2014 6:31 am

Vitor Belfort Will Request TRT Use Exemption For Weidman Fight

Ever since it came out that the UFC was looking to hold the next middleweight title fight, Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, in Las Vegas, all eyes have been on Belfort and his use of testosterone replacement therapy. More specifically, would he attempt to get a therapeutic use exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commision and...

Jan 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Vitor Belfort Dropping TRT For Weidman Title Fight?

“I don’t believe [Vitor will be using TRT for his fight with Weidman]. It’s something that him and I have not discussed. He trains with us, but most of his, because he’s been in the game for so long, everything for him is pretty well set. So Joana (Belfort’s wife) does most of his day-to-day...

Jan 17, 2014 9:10 am

Hendo Blasts Belfort: ‘No Way He Beats Weidman In The U.S.’

“No (he doesn’t beat Weidman). Vitor is very capable of beating anybody in those first few minutes of the fight because he is dangerous and he hits hard. But, I don’t see it happening, especially if the fight is in the U.S. I don’t know, I’m not going to point fingers and say things I...

Jan 7, 2014 6:58 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva should still be known as the greatest of all time

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) succesfully defended his belt against Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) at last month’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fight fans, his second-round TKO victory came in the worst fashion possible, as Anderson Silva suffered a broken leg after throwing a kick that was checked...

Jan 6, 2014 3:33 pm

QUICK TWITT | Anderson Silva Shares Photo Of Rehab

Earlier today Anderson Silva took to his personal Instagram to give an update on his condition and send a message to his fans. The former UFC middleweight champion suffered a severe and possible career ending leg break in the main event of UFC 168 during his bout against Chris Weidman. As a result the man...

Jan 6, 2014 10:05 am

Brandao Admits To Threatening Poirier With Stabbing

Following December’s epic UFC 168 event we learned that featherweight fighter, Diego Brandao, may have crossed the line with his opponent, Dustin Poirier. After their bout Poirier told us that the Greg Jackson trained fighter threatened to stab him at the weigh-ins. After getting demolished in their bout, Brandao went silent, that is until today,...

Jan 6, 2014 8:56 am

Weidman’s trainer Ray Longo is critical of Belfort’s TRT use

Ray Longo, who is the head trainer of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC), had some harsh words regarding #1 contender Vitor Belfort’s (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) TRT use, during an interview with ESPN. Here is what Longo had to say: “I know Chris is beating the guy, but why give him an...

Jan 6, 2014 7:49 am

Bisping: Vitor Has Been ‘Massively Successful Since He’s Been On TRT’

Perennial middleweight contender, Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC), recently spoke with Bloodyelbow, where he shared his thoughts on Vitor Belfort fighting for the UFC’s 185-pound title in Las Vegas. Here is what “The Count” had to say: I don’t really know what the commission bases those exemptions on, so I don’t know if that...

Jan 6, 2014 6:02 am

Manager: ‘Trust me, Anderson will be back’

“Trust me, he will be back. He had his second X-ray [Thursday] and everything looks great. It was a clean break so the nerves are okay. He’s already started physical therapy and he’s moving his toes.” TMZ recently caught up with Anderson Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, to discuss the former middleweight champion’s future as a...

Jan 6, 2014 5:52 am

QUICK TWITT | Miesha Tate Agrees To Help Cris Cyborg Train

At the request of Tito Ortiz, former UFC title challenger, Miesha Tate has agreed to help Invicta featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, train for her next opponent. Check it: @titoortiz @criscyborg anytime! — Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) January 4, 2014

Jan 6, 2014 5:46 am

Pedro Rizzo: Anderson Silva Told Me ‘He’ll be back’

“At the hospital, Anderson told me ‘I will be back, master. I will be back. I told him ‘yeah, you’ll be back home to recover and rest’. And he said ‘I will be back, master.’ He’s a fighter. He has six months to recover, heal and then decide what he’s going to do next. “He...

Jan 4, 2014 10:52 am

Weidman: ‘Belfort’s Use of TRT Is Unfair’

“He’s failed a drug test before. He’s on TRT now. I don’t agree with TRT to begin with, so him failing a drug test and being on TRT, I don’t really like it. So I appreciate there will be a commission making sure he’s doing things right. I’m not a big TRT guy – I...

Jan 3, 2014 5:20 pm

Chris Weidman opens as a 2-1 favorite over Vitor Belfort | UFC NEWS

The UFC Middleweight Champion, Chris Weidman, has opened as a 2-1 favorite over his next opponent, Vitor Belfort. Here are the current odds according to BestFightOdds.com: Weidman- -225 Belfort- +175 Weidman has not been the favorite since before he fought anyone named Anderson Silva. In their first fight back in July 2013 at UFC 162,...

Jan 3, 2014 12:17 pm

VIDEO | Jones Consoles Anderson Silva Bedside After Leg Break

“Never upset because you have to understand that God does all things for a reason. That would be something that would be under his control. Anderson was prepared the best he could. Weidman is just a stronger guy and was getting the advantage. It don’t mean Weidman was going to win, but it was looking...

Jan 3, 2014 6:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Superstar Justin Timberlake And Anderson Silva Discuss Leg Break

When it comes to celebrity fans in MMA, Anderson Silva probably garners the most respect. Which is why it should come as no surprise that ‘The Spider’ and Justin Timberlake are boys. Check it: Thank you to send good energy man I received thanks you “@jtimberlake: That slow-mo replay though… I have no words. #UFC168”...

Jan 3, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Pop Star Bruno Mars Consoles Anderson Silva

Pop singing sensation, Bruno Mars, is apparently a UFC fan. Not only is the Hawaiin born Mars a UFC fan, but the pop singer is also an Anderson Silva fan. Check out the exchange between the two: Thanks man I will “@BrunoMars: Wishing Anderson Silva a speedy recovery” — Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) January 2, 2014

Jan 2, 2014 8:16 pm

Las Vegas Could Host Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in May

Chris Weidman will make his second UFC Middleweight Championship defense against Vitor Belfort, and details about the bout are already starting to emerge. It seems that UFC CEO and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta is entertaining the idea of hosting the fights in Las Vegas in May or July. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto shared a text message from...

Jan 1, 2014 12:26 pm

Silva’s Surgeon Says Injury Could Have Led To Leg Amputation

“The minute I saw it and recognized it, I knew it was fixable. We are not even 48 hours from the surgery, and tibia fractures, though we can get them to heal, can have slower healing. So in general, my prognosis would be a fracture healing somewhere in the nature of three to six months....

Jan 1, 2014 12:19 pm

Corey Hill Discusses Anderson Silva’s Leg Break

Last weekend in the UFC 168 main event fans witnessed a horrific accident when Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick. As bad as his injury is, Silva’s break wasn’t the first such occurrence under the bright lights of the UFC. Before Silva, there was TUF contestant Corey Hill (pictured). Hill, who recovered from...

Jan 1, 2014 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Ronda Rousey’s UFC 168 Armbar Over Tate

Without questions, UFC 168 was one of the craziest pay-per-view shows in UFC history. In this breakdown, Ryron and Rener discuss everything from Jim Millers slick gogoplata/armbar finish to Anderson Silva’s fractured leg, to Ronda Rousey’s choice not to shake Tate’s hand (and Ronda’s submission of course).