Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort has seemingly set his sights on becoming the next opponent of fast rising middleweight star, Chris Weidman after the American moved to 9-0 in his professional mixed martial arts career.
Speaking via Tatame Magazine, Belfort said:
“(Chris) Weidman, or the winner of the Cuban vs. (Tim) Boetsch. I’m waiting for my confirmation on the Rio card, see who’s gonna be my opponent. Nobody send me anything yet. I believe I’ll get an answer on that next week. Muñoz has no guard, he’s not a jiu-jitsu fighter. That’s a wrestler vs. wrestler match-up, who got to the top position would win. He was tagged, that’s it. I don’t care what [Weidman's] gonna do. I know what I’m gonna do: Go for the knockout or the submission.”
Belfort broke his hand in training a couple of weeks back, forcing him out of his much anticipated rematch with “The Axe Murderer” next weekend. Silva made it perfectly clear that the fight between the two men is not cancelled, only postponed, but it seems “The Phenom” has other plans to stick his nose in the title picture once again at 185 pounds.