Bisping & Belfort don’t know source of Bisping vs. Belfort rumors

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Twitter is overflowing with rumors that Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort will fight in the co-main event of UFC 156.

UFC 156 is scheduled to take place in Brazil on 19 January 2013. The city has not been determined, but Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo are under consideration.

Bisping vs. Belfort would be a co-main, with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar already announced.

Bisping is 5-1 record in his last six fights, with wins over Dan Miller, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jorge Rivera, Jason Miller and Brian Stann. His sole loss was a decision to Chael Sonnen in January.

Belfort 7-2 in his last 9 fights, with wins including Matt Lindland, Rich Franklin, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Anthony Johnson. Both losses were in title shots – UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

However, both fighters expressed a degree of bewilderment about the rumors, via twitter:

Vitor Belfort ‏@vitorbelfort
I don’t have anything confirmed about fighting Bisping. It’s all rumors. When I know about it will let you guys know.

Daniel Clark ‏@18DanielClark
Best of luck against Belfort!

michael ‏@bisping
where you here that?