Belfort makes case for Weidman/Silva winner


Earlier this week Vitor Belfort tweeted that he wanted the winner of Saturday's middleweight title fight and yesterday Dana White spoke to the media and said the bout was unlikely.

Today Belfort took to Twitter again, this time more in depth, to argue his case:

"It's incredible how it seems as though Silva is the one picking his opponents. Think about this: Cain got knocked out in a devastating loss to Cigano, and after one fight he gets another title shot. Then after being massacred by Velasquez for 5 rounds, now Cigano gets another chance for the title. In order for a rematch to take place, the champion must accept a challenge. Both Cigano and Velasquez accepted. But I, on the other hand, crushed all the contenders that were put in front of me, and it seems that I have earned nothing, not even the respect I deserve for all I have done for the sport.

My spot is the highest of any division contender in the UFC, and it is only logical and fair for me to be given a shot at the title. Why is it that I don't have a title shot? Just because one time, Anderson happened to land a kick?! I can assure you that given a second chance, that would never happen again. I have proven myself over and over. It seems that Anderson wants to go on and do super fights or whatever. How can he think of doing a super fight right now when he has a contender of my caliber waiting to compete for the belt. I have no problem with super fights, as long as they don't tie up the belt from other great contenders who deserve a chance to accomplish the greatest moments of their career.

Nobody should be able to strip me of the dreams that God gave me and that I have worked so hard to achieve! It doesn't matter who is the champion or how many title defenses they have, they should fight who is the number 1 contender in the sport, and that person is me! I really can't understand any reason why Anderson would refuse to fight me, unless he was scared that the result would be different this time. Mind you, I have no personal beef against Anderson or any other fighter. I'm just talking about every fighter's dream to win the belt - to fight for the world championship! That's what this business is all about.

If Chris Weidman can get a title shot just by defeating Munoz, imagine how much I deserve this after devastating everyone they put in front of me, not to mention all that I have contributed to the history of the sport. I deserve more respect for what I have done, am still doing, and am about to do. Come on - they even say that it makes more sense for Silva to fight Hendo??? What a joke! I trust that if Anderson keeps the belt on Saturday night or if Chris Weidman wins, they will accept the challenge to fight me next, because I earned the spot. Dana White, MAKE IT HAPPEN!"

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KZTT_W85 site profile image  

7/6/13 6:51 AM by KZTT_W85

I'm not across all the technicalities of his situation, but if Keizer has said he won't get a testosterone exemption for Vegas then vitor can't be fighting for the strap.

jon_m site profile image  

7/6/13 6:09 AM by jon_m

He's right. There's no other contender who deserves the shot as much as Vitor does. If he can't get sanctioned in Nevada because of the TRT thing, then he'll just have to fight Andy without it. Whatever the case may be, he deserves it.

ZOMG site profile image  

7/6/13 5:18 AM by ZOMG

I think vitor was a great fighter, but he had a real curious segment of mediocrity in the middle. Just so happens it was after he was busted for PEDs and before he was on TRT. I think the issue here, which V doesn't get, is people question his ability without TRT. Does it land a spinning heel kick? No, but it makes you faster, stronger, and more alert. It's the reason men feel like men. All one has to do is look at the women's division to see what a difference hormones make. I for one don't want a champion who injects anything.

Kimbos Lice site profile image  

7/5/13 8:37 PM by Kimbos Lice

Vitor should be asking GOD why he isn't getting his rematch. Not Dana.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/5/13 8:34 PM by KingofBJJ

Vitor.  You haven't defeated everyone in front of you.  Is this guy losing his TRT mind?

209 DIAZ site profile image  

7/5/13 8:17 PM by 209 DIAZ

We are seeing TRT Vitor.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

7/5/13 8:13 PM by MMALOGIC

Then maybe he should have called out Anderson Silva after beating those MW contenders instead of Jon Jones?

ManWithTheIronFists site profile image  

7/5/13 7:46 PM by ManWithTheIronFists

^LOL I was thinking the same t hing, he make speak pretty good English, but not that good.

DJmixmasterMobbie site profile image  

7/5/13 7:40 PM by DJmixmasterMobbie

No way Vitor wrote that lol. He may have had someone write it for him or whatever but who ever did def made him look like an asshat

PUBLIC_loves_VITOR_eff_THE_haters site profile image  

7/5/13 7:38 PM by PUBLIC_loves_VITOR_eff_THE_haters

vitor has hit his stride we are seeing prime vitor