Chris Weidman Comments On Next Challenger, Vitor Belfort

Chris Weidman Comments On Next Challenger, Vitor Belfort

Just moments after defeating Anderson Silva for a second time, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was asked his thoughts on Vitor Belfort.

Belfort stormed through three fighters in 2013 to position himself as the No. 1 contender for the title. Weidman topped Silva at UFC 168 Saturday night via second round TKO.

“I think he’s a stud,” said Weidman, on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show. “He’s a big, strong guy, very experienced.

“(But compared to Silva) they are two completely different guys.”

Weidman stated that “one guys is rangy, technical, very slick; Belfort is more of a powerhouse guy who will come in and bring the heat.

“He will try to overwhelm me with power and speed.”

Weidman didn’t know for sure when his bout with Belfort will take place, but he doesn’t want to be sidelined too awful long.

“I am ready to get in there right away,” he said. “I might have a meniscus tear, so I will get that (checked out) and maybe have two-or-three weeks off and go from there.”

2 COMMENTS
  • raker says:

    As much as Weidman has impressed me, we very well may see the first ever 3 division champ I’m the ufc. I don’t believe that there will be a long reign by anyone in the division at this point in time with guys like Belfort, machida and Jacare waiting in the wings. Just as I’m the WW division with GSP vacating, a whole new world of possibilities has been created.

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  • Niv says:

    I think Belfort’s style may prove to be a very difficult fight for Weidman. I can’t wait to see it as this new reborn version of Belfort is a blast to watch.

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