Belfort's manager confirms 112 v Anderson Silva

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com
 

Following months of speculation on the fate of a postponed bout between middleweight champion Anderson Silva (25-4, 10-0 UFC) and challenger Vitor Belfort (19-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC), the pieces are finally in place for an April fight.

Fabiano Farah, Belfort's manager, confirmed with MMAjunkie.com on Wednesday that Belfort meets Silva at UFC 112 on April 10 in Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White recently said he hoped the fight would take place on the overseas card.

The middleweight bout originally was scheduled to take place at UFC 108 on Jan. 2 but was shelved when Silva suffered complications from elbow surgery and was unable to train properly for the fight.

Silva recently began hard training again and is "very fired up" to face Belfort, according to manager Ed Soares, who declined to confirm the bout.

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UFC 112 (rumored)
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (middleweight title bout)
B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (lightweight title bout)
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NorthFromHere site profile image  

1/13/10 12:14 PM by NorthFromHere

"lol @ a British born muslim of pakistani decent passing out drunk whilst in the UAE"This made me lol. Londoner LOL

DJStudd site profile image  

1/13/10 12:11 PM by DJStudd

it does have backward laws but its also one of the wealthiest and most prosperous cities in the world at the moment.and LOL @ The Sun , and lol @ a British born muslim of pakistani decent passing out drunk whilst in the UAE . I just dont know where to start with that.this wasnt some hillbilly clueless white girl from london , If you thought arab law was harsh on non-arabs , its even harsher on their own kind when they break the rules.

angryinch site profile image  

1/13/10 11:22 AM by angryinch

How does the fact that abu dahbi is a backwards primitive oppressive cesspool piece of shit of a place that I would never set foot in make me retarded?    

Uncle Justice site profile image  

1/13/10 11:06 AM by Uncle Justice

 Gee guys, I dunno... maybe it's safe to just watch it on TV, or no?

SKARHEAD site profile image  

1/13/10 10:58 AM by SKARHEAD

LOL @ being a basement dwelling Fox News fan because you don't want to go to some muslim country. Yeas, his life will be miserable and completely boring if he doesn't travel and spend money is some backwards muslim sh!thole.

K-Dub-  

1/13/10 10:53 AM by K-Dub-"T"

lol. Only way to save face is to play like you were kidding. OR you & angryinch can tie for most retarded on this thread...  

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

1/13/10 10:52 AM by Bobby Lupo

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2799483/Dubai-waiter-rapes-British-girl-then-SHE-and-fiance-are-held-for-illegal-sex.html A BRITISH woman on a break in Dubai went to police after being raped - but SHE was arrested for having illegal sex. The 23-year-old Londoner was attacked by a waiter in a hotel toilet after celebrating her engagement to her boyfriend with drinks. But after she admitted boozing and sharing a hotel room with her fiancé, cops in the strict Islamic state arrested her for "illegal drinking" outside licensed premises and having sex outside marriage. Her 44-year-old fiancé, also from London, was charged with the same offences. And both were thrown in police cells by officers who paid little heed to the rape. The devastated couple were last night understood to be on bail awaiting trial and have had their passports confiscated. They could be jailed for up to six years if found guilty of the illicit sex charge. British embassy officials in the desert emirate are helping them. A diplomatic source said: "There have been some truly appalling injustices in Dubai but this one tops the lot. "A desperate, distressed rape victim went with her boyfriend to report the attack to police. And both wound up behind bars. "The police and authorities in Dubai have shamed themselves by yet again displaying a breathtaking lack of compassion and humanity." The ordeal of the rape victim, a pretty Muslim of Pakistani descent, began after she joyfully accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend during a three-day New Year break. She admitted drinking too much afterwards as they celebrated at Dubai Marina's luxurious Address Hotel - and passed out in a ladies' loo. The waiter is said to have followed her into the toilets and raped her while she was semi-conscious. Her fiancé was initially unaware of the attack and helped her to their room, where they slept until the next day. Quizzed But the horror of the rape came back to her when she woke - and the pair went to Jebel Ali police station to report it. Yet unsympathetic cops immediately quizzed them about breaking the emirate's severe decency rules, which contain elements of Sharia law. Medics were said to have shunned rape case procedures - but made sure they obtained a blood sample from the woman to prove she had been drinking. After being locked up, she told a cellmate she was terrified the rapist had made her pregnant or given her a sexually transmitted disease. She was given access to proper medical checks and a morning-after pill only after an appeal from British embassy staff. She and her fiancé spent several days behind bars before being freed. The cellmate, held for alleged cheque fraud, said: "She's a British girl but a Muslim, so I think they were tougher on her because of that. "She was trying to report the rape but soon realised the policemen were more interested in how often she has sex with her boyfriend. "They even asked if she did just normal sex or anything else in bed." Her attacker, who is understood to be Syrian, is believed to have denied rape. He claimed the Briton consented but has also been charged with "illegal sex". A spokesman for the Address Hotel said: "The matter is being investigated by the authorities."

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

1/13/10 10:52 AM by Bobby Lupo

I'd like to see Arona on this card, flag and all

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1/13/10 10:49 AM by Underground News

Following months of speculation on the fate of a postponed bout between middleweight champion Anderson Silva (25-4, 10-0 UFC) and challenger Vitor Belfort (19-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC), the pieces are finally in place for an April fight.Fabiano Farah, Belfort's manager, confirmed with MMAjunkie.com on Wednesday that Belfort meets Silva at UFC 112 on April 10 in Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White recently said he hoped the fight would take place on the overseas card.The middleweight bout originally was scheduled to take place at UFC 108 on Jan. 2 but was shelved when Silva suffered complications from elbow surgery and was unable to train properly for the fight.Silva recently began hard training again and is "very fired up" to face Belfort, according to manager Ed Soares, who declined to confirm the bout.

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1/7/10 12:44 PM by BillyRayChubbs

 LMFAO!!!!