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.
“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.