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Monday, 11/11/2013, 09:26 am

UFC Boss Not Ready To Guarantee Belfort A Title Shot



“Vitor Belfort’s next. Or – I don’t know. You never know what happens here. That Weidman-Silva fight happens, somebody gets hurt and they’re sidelined for. You just never know what’s going to happen. … Anything could happen, but there’s nothing but big fights for Vitor. Imagine if we do Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort again. You could do that in a soccer stadium here.

During Saturday night’s post-fight media festivities, Dana White remained non-committal when asked about the chance of Vitor Belfort’s title contention possibilities.

After a first round K.O. win over Dan Henderson (see video here), how can anyone deny ‘The Phenom’s’ claim to challenge the winner of Silva vs. Weidman II?

The UFC boss also addressed the status of Belfort’s ability to fight in the states while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

“Vitor can fight in the United States now. There’s no reason why he couldn’t fight in Las Vegas, no matter what Keith Kizer says. He should be allowed to fight in Las Vegas. It’s ridiculous. As far as the rest of the country goes, Vitor can fight anywhere in the U.S. But he’s in Brazil, and you understand why he’s in Brazil.”

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3 Comments to UFC Boss Not Ready To Guarantee Belfort A Title Shot

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    Always talk about the soccer stadium and never deliver. I’ve heard that promise before. As it stands on TRT Vitor could probably knock Silva into next week based on the shot that put him down in the Weidman fight. On TRT Vitor might even be able to knock Weidman into next week… We’ll see I guess…

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