Belfort out of UFC 147 fight vs. Wanderlei, underwent hand surgery

by John Morgan | source:

As always these days, the news broke via Twitter:

@arielhelwani: Dana said Vitor Belfort broke his hand and is out. They are working on a new opponent for Wandy.

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Immediately after surgey, Belfort tweeted an image of the hand.

Vitor Belfort ‏@vitorbelfort
Nao consigo dormir pensando no que aconteceu. Estou muito triste muito triste mais sei que irei voltar forte
(translation: “Cannot sleep thinking about what happened. I am very sad very sad but I know I will come back strong. Still cannot believe what happened, more so in life is to overcome our obstacles we count on you guys.”)

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"I wake up this morning, and Vitor Belfort breaks his hand, and he's in  f------ surgery," UFC President Dana White said. "It never ends for me. Every day we get up, and bad s--- happens. And guess what? I can guarantee you that when I wake up tomorrow, something else is going to happen."

"I'm working on (a replacement)" White said. "Wanderlei will fight."

UFC 147 takes place June 23 at the 25,000-seat indoor arena "Mineirinho" (Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Belfort was slated to meet fellow "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" coach Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1 MMA, 4-6 UFC) in UFC 147's pay-per-view headliner.

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Monroe site profile image  

5/27/12 10:53 PM by Monroe

I vote for Lawler or Lombard

willienugget site profile image  

5/27/12 8:16 PM by willienugget

Damn straight. When are fighters going to learn this? Tone that shit down in camp. There are always going to be fluke accidents but bustin up hands shouldn't happen.

UGCTT_ZJJitsu705 site profile image  

5/27/12 8:03 PM by UGCTT_ZJJitsu705

Bring in Rockhold 

sparkuri site profile image  

5/27/12 7:14 PM by sparkuri

 Robbie Lawler would be fantastic.

CLINTK9 site profile image  

5/27/12 4:39 PM by CLINTK9

Tito OrtizMelvin ManoefRobbie Lawler

cambeezee site profile image  

5/27/12 4:32 PM by cambeezee


goeb site profile image  

5/27/12 12:26 PM by goeb

You do realize Maia dropped down to WW right and is booked to fight stungun at UFC 148? No need to bash fans who are not as informed as you, cause like you they might miss small details or their memory may have eluded them.

Unwariestpickle site profile image  

5/27/12 12:26 PM by Unwariestpickle

I said it a month ago, that this fight wasn't going to happen.

caposa site profile image  

5/27/12 11:57 AM by caposa

I had no interest in this fight but that is a fucking shame. Whole season of TUF Brazil down the drain. Main events are falling apart every week it seems. I didn't even really believe it was headlining a PPV until I saw the trailer last night. It's too late for them to put it on free TV so I guess they are fucked. I could see them pulling Bisping out of the Boetsch fight and giving him a rematch against Wand.

JasonSB site profile image  

5/27/12 11:45 AM by JasonSB

I second this. Liddell vs Silva in Brazil sounds nice.