UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort may not like it, but it looks like “The Phenom” will have to risk his claim to a title-shot in the coming months while champion Chris Weidman attempts to prove his win over Anderson Silva wasn’t a fluke. Though nothing official has been announced, Tim Kennedy has gone on record as stating he’s set for a scrap with Belfort and agreed to the ominous task of taking on the hard-hitting contender in his proverbial backyard.
“I’m going to Brazil to fight Vitor! I’m bringing ranger panties, Greg Jackson and Ranger Up,” exclaimed Kennedy on Twitter, showing his lighter side in the face of a serious showdown.
The specific card was not mentioned though it will likely occur after September given the UFC’s current slate of shows.
Kennedy is 16-4 and on a two-fight winning streak including an ugly-but-effective outpointing of Roger Gracie in his Octagon debut. Thirteen of his wins have featured some form of finish while he himself has only been stopped a single time (due to a cut no less).
The 23-10 Belfort is 4-0 at 185 pounds since losing to Silva two years ago. His most recent rumbles have both resulted in knockouts of Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold respectively.