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UFC Middleweight Champion, Chris Weidman Calls Out Vitor Belfort


Today on famed MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani’s show, The MMA Hour, UFC 185 Pound Champion, Chris Weidman (12-0), fresh off his unanimous decision victory over former UFC 205 Pound Champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 145, respectfully called out another former champion.

Vitor Belfort.

“I do want to fight Vitor Belfort, he’s the guy who has been floating around the top for awhile now.”

Belfort has had his troubles with performance-enhancing drugs, but his resume stands alone.  He currently ranks as the #2 UFC Middleweight in the world and coming in at #12 p4p. He is the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and hasn’t seen a judges scorecard in 7 years.

“He’s another legend, and I’ve grew to enjoy fighting legends that I got into the sport watching and admiring.”

The undefeated champion said in a past interview that he got into the sport mainly to face off with former champion Anderson Silva, whom Chris defeated via KO to win the title at UFC 162, then tko’d Silva in the rematch at UFC 168.

It’ll be interesting to see if Weidman can cope with the fast handed Vitor and if he can add a 3rd straight Brazilian to his list of victims.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.