Does Belfort deserve a UFC title shot?

by Steve Cofield | source:

Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole finds that troubling and is worried that Belfort may not even be able to make the 185-pound limit.

He has a point. Is there one single fighter in the UFC who could debut in a new weight class and get a title shot? There was probably only one outside promotion who could've gotten a debut title shot. That was Fedor Emelianenko had his win streak remained intact and he left Strikeforce.

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DaemonDragon site profile image  

9/29/10 4:28 AM by DaemonDragon

Okami has never beaten a top ten opponent. How can you justify a title shot for a many whose best wins are Mike Swick and Mark Munoz? (not counting the Silva DQ obviously)Belfort walking through Franklin trumps anything Okami has ever done, doesn't really matter that it was 10 pounds higher. Okami's winning streak right now is all of two fights.If Okami had beaten Belfort, he would've easily earned the title shot. If Okami beats Nate, he will have earned a title shot. But at this point Okami deserves a title shot even less than Vitor. MW just doesn't have any clear contenders at the moment.Really, the most worthy guy of anybody (including Vitor) would be Jake Shields, who doesn't even fight at MW anymore.

KingOfFighters site profile image  

9/29/10 2:36 AM by KingOfFighters

Lol iole is a "yahoo" sports writer lol why anyone listens to that clown is beyond logic or reason. Did he bitch about lesnar getting a title shot? He has what? 5 fights? Fuck that guy

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

9/29/10 1:50 AM by Jons Forsberg

lol @ these two dorks come lately.

BJJkilla site profile image  

9/29/10 1:45 AM by BJJkilla

belfort is only getting the title shot because the UFC can't afford him losing and all of his "comeback" hype will be worthless. he hasn't fought in over a year and didn't even fight at MW in his only fight back in the UFC.

SuperManimal site profile image  

9/29/10 1:29 AM by SuperManimal

Dam Benny, you just single handedly killed this interview...good f'n job man

EatonBeever site profile image  

9/29/10 1:29 AM by EatonBeever

 Okami is longggg over due for a title shot already. Okami should just fight the winner of Belfort / Silva.

EVILYOSHIDA site profile image  

9/29/10 1:13 AM by EVILYOSHIDA

he doesn't deserve it at all.okami deserves it even with his loss to roided up sonnen.okami has done much more at 185 then most, and has never gotten a title shot.

EatonBeever site profile image  

9/29/10 1:04 AM by EatonBeever

 Vitoria deserves the shot... I'd just also like to add Kevin Iole doesn't deserve to even speak about MMA, the dana white dick sucking faggot.

anpack20 site profile image  

9/29/10 12:32 AM by anpack20

He doesn't deserve it plain and simple. He has one catchweight win in the UFC recently, and that was last year. Yeah, the fans might want to see it...but lets face it the "fans" are dumb as hell sometimes. He came in and jumped in front of the rest of the fighters in the UFC Middleweight division that actually fought and worked hard to rise in the rankings. Okami has a 9-2 UFC record...stat-wise he deserves it. Belfort fighting for the title makes absolutely no sense...but hey sometimes kharma has a way of straightening things out, so I could see Vitor losing horribly.