Vitor Belfort Discusses 'The Spider' & Brash American, Chael Sonnen
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Despite being handily dismantled by Anderson Silva back at UFC 126, Vitor Belfort still believes heâ€™s capable of dethroning the champion, and heâ€™s not afraid to make that known.
In a recent interview with MMAInterviews.TV, Vitor dished on Silva, as well as the brash self-promoting machine, Chael Sonnen.
When asked about the current champion, Belfort responded with respectful confidence, stating, "Hands down, he won the fight. We won_t question that. We won_t question his ability. We won_t question his greatness as a fighter. He really accomplished his training that he did. It was a lucky moment, but it wasn_t a lucky kick for him because he trained that kick, but it was a lucky moment in the fight. He knows I can knock him out."
As for Chael, Vitor was surprisingly open to serve compliments.
"If they want to give this fight to Chael Sonnen, Chael Sonnen has his moment, and I think he_s the only guy who deserves to fight Anderson Silva in the moment, but besides him, I think I deserve a rematch," states Belfort. However, it wasnâ€™t all compliments aimed at Chael, who Belfort does seem to respect.
"Chael Sonnen is a very boring fighter. He doesn_t knock people out, but he can wrestle you, and if you don_t know the Jiu-Jitsu game, you_ll be in trouble with him," Belfort observes.
Check out the full video interview right here: http://youtu.be/TINCwYcWGK4
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