In 2013, Vitor Belfort had one of the great runs in mixed martial arts history. He beat future middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, future middleweight champion Michael Bisping, and legend Dan Henderson, all via head kick KO. Then the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy ended in MMA, and the former UFC light heavyweight champion lost three of his last four fights.
However, in a recent interview with the Brazilian Portuguese Giro Combate, Belfort is still aiming for big, big fights, like a rematch with Anderson Silva.
“I know the UFC has sat down to do big fights,” said Belfort, as translated by Guilherme Cruz for MMA Fighting. “I never had anything personal against Anderson. Quite the opposite. That fight with me changed the history of MMA. I know how important that fight was. But it’s a fight fans absolutely wanna see.
“I think the UFC is willing to sit and negotiate. I think they will make a lot of money, so we can make a lot of money, right?”
“Nick Diaz is a good fight. I would like this fight. He’s a guy with good boxing and good ground game, so it will be a good challenge.”
“I would love to fight [Michael Bisping]. “I’d give him another head kick. I know he doesn’t have a fight, doesn’t want to fight anyone. He’s picking a rematch, right? He chose Dan Henderson. He chose Dan Henderson to fight, so I’m offering myself. He doesn’t want to fight ‘Jacare’ so let’s do this rematch. The UFC is doing a lot of rematches, and he has this fight stuck [in his throat]. He tried to avenge that loss to Dan Henderson and only wins robbed decisions. I will put an end to this. I won’t let it go to the judges. I’ll give him another head kick.”
“Weidman would also be a good option, too. A rematch is stuck in my throat. That’s it. I think it’s the year of the rematches. The UFC is going in this direction right now. Fight that fans want to see.”