Belfort Wants Bisping, Uninterested In Wanderlei Silva
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Vitor Belfort missed the UFC 147 main event in which he was suppose to fight Wanderlei Silva due to an injury and although Silva would still like to fight Belfort, "The Phenom" appears to have no interest at all in fighting "The Axe Murderer" and instead is eying bouts that can further him along to another crack at the UFC Middleweight Title.
Belfort spoke to Fighter_s Only about it:
â€œI guess Wanderlei will be able to fight in October but I only want that my next bout that accredits me to dispute the belt. I donâ€™t know, maybe Michael Bisping. I was only defeated once recently, by Anderson Silva, and all my wins were very convincing.
â€œI donâ€™t pick fights. There are people who say â€˜If they give me this guy, I would rather be firedâ€™! I was even talking about it with Dana White. How can anybody choose their fight? Obviously some managers force things for their athletes go up in the career but I want to make a fight that interests the public. I already am in the end of my career, so I want to do one more fight and go for the belt,â€ he said.
â€œJoe Rogan spoke with me that it makes all sense, unless Hector Lombard wins very well over Tim Boetsch. And Lorenzo Fertitta told me that I would dispute the title if I had beat Wanderlei.â€
â€œI donâ€™t know how long I will stay in this division. I wanted to do more two or three fights. If my body will no longer permit this big weight cutting, I will go up (to 205-lbs). I am not afraid of Jon Jones or somebody else... Its not for me to choose my opponents.â€
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