In his quest to earn a second crack at the divisional title, UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort has decided to set his sights on a scrap with the man many feel is currently the company’s top 185-pound contender – Chris Weidman. Belfort recently went public with his desire to dance with Weidman, saying he’d already approached the UFC matchmaking team about putting the fight together on October 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at UFC 153.
“I want the belt but I am not desperate,” wrote Belfort on Twitter. “I think Weidman is the next for the belt, but Anderson Silva deserves to see who is next… So let’s make this fight the next contender.”
Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Weidman didn’t take the bait and wasted little time dismissing the notion of a bout with Belfort.
“Love ya @vitorbelfort but you already had your shot at the belt and I’m sure u will have another in the future. Now is my time though,” responded Weidman on the social networking outlet.
Weidman is unbeaten nine fights into his career including five wins inside the Octagon and success against the likes of Tom Lawlor, Demian Maia, and most recently Mark Munoz. Comparably, Belfort has come out with his hand raised in two straight tilts with victories over Yoshihiro Akiyama and Anthony Johnson.
For now the futures of both men remain up in the air though one thing appears clear – Weidman and Belfort won’t be locking horns anytime soon.
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