Belfort: I deserve a rematch with Jon Jones or Anderson Silva

by Steven Marroco & John Morgan | source:

"I deserve the rematch, so that's the fight I'm looking for," Belfort said. "If not him, I'm looking to get to be a contender of my division. Nobody made a statement with that, and I think the way I beat (Michael) Bisping takes me very close to the contender shot."

"I'll accept any fight, but I need to know where this fight is going to take me," Belfort said.

If he has his say, he'd rather go to light-heavyweight. He wants a chance to beat Jones after nearly pulling off the upset of the decade this past September, when he was installed as a contender after multiple opponents turned down the champ. A heavy underdog, he shocked the world when he popped Jone's right elbow with an armbar in the first round of the fight.

Belfort faded in later rounds and submitted in the fourth, but he the believes his near-submission is a much better argument for a rematch than the circumstances that put Chael Sonnen in the No. 1 contender spot.

"I'll be ready, and I have my people negotiating," he said. "But I want Jon Jones. I want his left arm."

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Carl Sonnen site profile image  

2/6/13 12:27 AM by Carl Sonnen

I am a Vitor fan, but I don't think he deserves a rematch with Jones. Silva, yes. Jones, no. If Vitor had rushed Jones more with his striking, I would say yes, but he did not.

Bipolar site profile image  

2/5/13 1:59 PM by Bipolar

You must have missed the first fight where, except for a 30 second armbar attempt, Vitor was thoroughly dominated and submitted. He did not deserve the first title shot, so please explain how he deserves ANOTHER shot after losing so convincingly and then beating a MW.

DonFrye_Fan site profile image  

2/5/13 12:35 AM by DonFrye_Fan

I would like to see a rematch with Silva.

mijo site profile image  

2/4/13 11:48 PM by mijo

Vitor vs Weidman should be the fight too make, but for some reason you can beat a fighter who has done nothing to make himself a number 1 contender, took off a year, because of injury, and everyone loses their minds like Dana White, and think Chris Weidman is a #1 Contender.

Virus x site profile image  

2/4/13 11:45 PM by Virus x

I think he should be 1 win away from a shot at Silva. The loss against Jones should not count towards that.

ChrisJPN site profile image  

2/4/13 11:41 PM by ChrisJPN

Exploits his friendship with Lorenzo too much. Didn't deserve Jones the first time. Doesn't deserve him again.

fapout site profile image  

2/4/13 11:38 PM by fapout

I think that deserves a rematch with Jones, but not Silva mainly because Vitor did not have a full training camp. I'd like to see how he would do against Jones with one. just my opinion

Chris Power site profile image  

2/4/13 11:34 PM by Chris Power

Deserve's a pretty strong word...

John Nic site profile image  

2/4/13 11:33 PM by John Nic

Seeing as vitor got dropped by one kick and one action alone in the beginning, the rematch with Anderson makes more sense than a rematch with jones.

dermotfix site profile image  

2/4/13 11:27 PM by dermotfix

Vitor wants to give Jones the rousey trombone