Fertitta: Weidman vs Belfort will be in Vegas

Thursday, January 02, 2014

A lot has been said about Vitor Belfort and his use of TRT. Some skeptics believe that the UFC was keeping his fights in Brazil to avoid having him testing more diligently in the United States. True or not, Belfort is a huge draw in Brazil and that is more than enough to have him fight there.

However, when he fights Chris Weidman the bout will be one of the biggest for the UFC of the year, and those bouts tend to happen in Las Vegas. According to CEO of the UFC, Lorenzo Fertitta, this fight is being planned for Las Vegas:

The UFC is planning to promote a middleweight title fight between Chris Weidmanand Vitor Belfort in Las Vegas.

UFC CEO and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed the plans to ESPN.com via text on Thursday. Weidman will be seeking the second defense of his 185-pound title.

“Depending on Chris Weidman, I’d like to do Vegas [in] May or July,” Fertitta said.

Belfort (24-10) has not fought inside the U.S. since August 2011. He fought three times in 2013, all of which took place in his native country of Brazil.

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