White wants Machida vs. Belfort next

Sunday, October 27, 2013

 Dana White is of course president of the UFC, but in addition is a huge fan of the sport.

Speaking as a fan Satuday night following Machida’s ‘Knockout of the Night’ winning head kick on Mark Munoz, White said he hope to see Machida next matched up with Vitor Belfort.

“I think, and I’m just talking here as a fan, not as a promoter, I think a lot of people want to see him and Vitor Belfort,” said White as translated by MMAJunkie. “That would be a fun fight. Vitor’s got to win down in Brazil. And who knows, he could fight someone else before that. But I’m just saying, as a fan, and speaking for many fans, that’s the fight they want to see. At least that’s what everyone was screaming at me on the way out of the arena tonight.”

When pressed, on who he wants to fight next Machida was polite, but evasive.

“I don’t know,” said Machida said. “My boss, he can decide.”

Then his boss reminded him of a previous statement.

“He said he wants to fight Vitor Belfort,” said White. “That’s what he said.”

Finally Machida conceded.

“Yeah, that’s what I said,” he retorted.