Spider sidelined, Belfort-Marquardt in works

source: fightersonlymagazine.co.uk

Vitor Belfort has been told that Anderson Silva will not be recovered from his elbow surgery in time for a February and has been offered a contenders elimination bout with Nate Marquardt, a source close to the Brazilian tells Fighters Only.

Belfort - and fans - have been expecting a fight with Anderson next and Belfort has been making training camp preparations as such, but now it looks like his next opponent will be Greg Jackson’s fighter Marquardt.

The fight makes all sense since the Brazilian has fought just once since his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, facing off Rich Franklin in a catchweight bout at 195lbs. Vitor won by knockout and since then has been called the next middleweight contender.

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Humboldt JuiJitsu site profile image  

12/2/09 12:53 PM by Humboldt JuiJitsu

I really like Nate - but DAMNIT Joe Silva - match him up against someone that I can root against. First Maia, then Belfort?!?!  F*ck I hope Vitor takes this one in brutal exciting fashion.  Sorry Nate.

inf0 site profile image  

12/2/09 11:36 AM by inf0

 Vitor.. by KO

jiujitsu100 site profile image  

12/2/09 11:30 AM by jiujitsu100

I have a game plan for Nate, avoid the stand up, Vitor is too fast and too powerful and avoid going to the ground with him, he is too good. Oh and avoid the clinch.

Leigh site profile image  

12/2/09 11:29 AM by Leigh

This is a great fight! Really looking forward to it

herculestex1 site profile image  

12/2/09 11:14 AM by herculestex1

they would have to fight some time, with or without the belt. might as well be now. A great fight. IMO it can go either way.

Boldar site profile image  

12/2/09 10:14 AM by Boldar

Awesome fight, can't wait.

Justinmacd site profile image  

12/2/09 7:55 AM by Justinmacd

Really competitive fight. Nate is a beast and one of the more mentally tough guys out there.IMO Greg Jackson will come up with a good enough game plan to beat Vitor. Nate via UD

Archer0545 site profile image  

12/2/09 7:32 AM by Archer0545

 They would both smash Bisping!

NarlyPersianDude site profile image  

12/2/09 1:40 AM by NarlyPersianDude

Not sure if this fight will be happening, but you guys are understimating Vitor Belfort. This guy has never been ko'd, and been in there with the best of them, and is better than ever at mw. How the fuck can so many of you understimate a fighter like Vitor Belfort. Stupid.

OneScoup site profile image  

12/2/09 1:22 AM by OneScoup

Marquardt all day. Belfort was a fool not to jump on the fight with Silva.