Anderson Silva: Belfort deserves a title shot

 

Although UFC President Dana White was non-commital on Vitor Belfort's next bout, former foe Anderson Silva believes he has done enough to earn another title shot:

"I believe he deserves to fight for the title, even because he has been doing his part (to earn a title shot), just like other fighters like Ronaldo Jacare and Lyoto Machida, who just dropped to 185," Silva told the media in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

White stated several times in the past that Belfort wouldn’t have another shot at Silva due the fact that he suffered a quick loss to the fellow Brazilian, but stopping three top ranked opponents at 185 and 205 made him change his mind.

After Belfort’s 77-second TKO win over Henderson at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil, on Nov. 9, the UFC president said he anticipates "big things" for him next, but wouldn’t commit to give him a shot at the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 2, who meet on Dec. 28, yet.

Silva believes he’s right there already.

"I saw the fight, he fought really well," the former champion said. "Vitor has been doing great, showing why he was the UFC champion for a long time. He deserves respect. We’ll just have to wait for the next chapters."

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noisebully site profile image  

11/13/13 1:41 AM by noisebully

i come to fight

ssj site profile image  

11/13/13 1:07 AM by ssj

ess normal my fren

eljamaiquino site profile image  

11/12/13 5:03 PM by eljamaiquino

This. I've had a feeling that Anderson gets injured, misses weight, or relinquishes the belt if he wins. Just don't see him continuing to defend and face Victor, Jacare, or machida. He's trained with all 3.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

11/12/13 4:53 PM by DoomFarmer

Is the "ees normal" shit really that funny to some of you guys?

BRZ site profile image  

11/12/13 4:30 PM by BRZ

Think he's talking a about the Strikeforce days.

Dharmaboy75 site profile image  

11/12/13 4:29 PM by Dharmaboy75

Anderson: "Its normal, its normal. I hespect Vitor, It's Normal. He good, he fight good, It's Normal"

Bry Bry site profile image  

11/12/13 4:29 PM by Bry Bry

Vitor is tearing shit up right now but i dont think he could ever beat Anderson..or Jones for that matter...Vitor/Jacare would be great..

D241 site profile image  

11/12/13 4:05 PM by D241

The past 5 years since Vitor has gone down to middleweight, Vitor has had 10 fights, 8 at middle weight, 8 finishes, 7 finishes in the 1st round, he's only had 2 losses, only ONE loss at middleweight, and that was to the p4p champion Anderson Silva.   I challenge anyone to find a middleweight with a more deserving shot at the title than Vitor Belfort.

DatSpider site profile image  

11/12/13 3:58 PM by DatSpider

Disrespectful to Bisping, Rockhold, and Hendo.

TOAO site profile image  

11/12/13 3:36 PM by TOAO

Why does he get a title shot when he beat a guy at 205.