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Vitor Belfort Next Best Thing To Anderson Silva Proclaims Rockhold


The American Kickboxing Academy is in the midst of a phenomenal run.

Josh Thomson recently took out a top lightweight contender and former title challenger with relative ease. Daniel Cormier reeled off an impressive UD victory over a two-time former champion and of course, there is Cain Velasquez, who recently exacted vengeance over the only man to defeat him and he recaptures his UFC title in the process.

Next up for the fight team is a May 18th main event between Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort on the FX network.

Vitor is a former world champion and Rockhold is the last reigning Strikeforce champion who had hoped to enter the UFC with a title unification bout against Anderson Silva.

For Rockhold however, Vitor Belfort is the next best thing.

“I love it [the match up with Belfort]. It’s pretty much the next best thing to Anderson Silva. Vitor Belfort’s a legend — I think he’s probably the second best in the division and I’m going to go out there and I’m going to make my presence felt and I want to get to that belt as fast as possible and I think Vitor’s a great opportunity.”

Check out the full video interview below:

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10 Comments to Vitor Belfort Next Best Thing To Anderson Silva Proclaims Rockhold

  1. TheTude says:

    He is right, if there were no anderson silva, belfort would be holding that belt

  2. TheTude says:

    not my username this is f…ed up

  3. KIDD433 says:

    I believe Vitor would be champ too if Anderson didn’t rule the division…

  4. GRT 3000 says:

    +1 @KIDD Vitor is tops and seems to be getting better. almost finished Jones and has been running a train through the MW division. & yet we have Weidman fighting for a title here…?

  5. Bros and hos says:

    I think anybody who follows and understand the sport would agree as well. Vitor is a beast. I don’t think rockhold could beat him but who knows … It’s gonna be a good fight for sure.

  6. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Wow that’s a change from the ‘being more of a man’ statement he released earlier.

  7. Ddddddd says:

    Vitors a mutant but his over aggressiveness and stiff movements are gonna be calculated by Rockhold.
    You might want to take the time to watch Rockholds fights before you think you understand the possibilities. When the middle weight champ is calling you out there’s something your doing rite. I’m excited to see Rockhold fight Weidman that’s where it’s at.

  8. 757 says:

    Vitor wins this by knockout

  9. stan871 says:

    Vitor is one of my all time favorite fighters, but Rockhold isnt a joke either, i think many people underestimate him. Hes lost 1 fight early in his career and the people he has fought since then are no chumps either. Dont be suprised when Belfort loses.

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