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7/31/09 2:08 PM
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Dana White today announced at a 2:00 PM press conference that he has signed Vitor Belfort, whom will take on Rich Franklin as the UFC 103 main event in Dallas, TX.

Dana cited a lot of unhappiness with fans over a reported Henderson-Franklin rematch as motivation to go out and get a better main event.


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 NIIIIIIICE


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 Poor Henderson though. They should get Santiago for him.
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I called this on the 103 sucks thread earlier....i win!!
7/31/09 2:10 PM
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Should be Belfort vs. Wanderlei.

Shitty booking.  No story line at all to Franklin vs. Belfort.
7/31/09 2:11 PM
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Not too interested in Belfort as a Light Heavyweight
7/31/09 2:13 PM
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Wow, some of you guys are never happy.
7/31/09 2:13 PM
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 very interesting fight should be fun to watch.
7/31/09 2:13 PM
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 Much better than Franklin - Henderson 2.  Should be a fun fight.
7/31/09 2:14 PM
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Prepare2Die - Not too interested in Belfort as a Light Heavyweight

 could be just for this fight to get the newer fans up to speed. then he moves down.
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Prepare2Die - Not too interested in Belfort as a Light Heavyweight


Considering how deep the LHW division is and the great match ups at MW waiting, i agree.

Wandy or Anderson vs. Belfort needs to happen.
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 I got Franklin.
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Mad Xyientist - Should be Belfort vs. Wanderlei.

Shitty booking.  No story line at all to Franklin vs. Belfort.


No story line except for "This is a fucking awesome fight"
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Rich's Twitter:
It has been announced that im fighting vitor belfort instead of henderson.
7/31/09 2:17 PM
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EnderinAK - I thought Belfort/Henderson would be great since they fought before and it could be for a title shot.

 The champion just bulked up for a fight at 205, so it will take him awhile to get back down to meet the contender they're already cueing up with Maia vs. Marquardt.  The timeline doesn't work out to have another title eliminator long before Silva even gets to fight the first one.
7/31/09 2:20 PM
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I imagine he will fight Franklin at 205 since both guys are fine at 185 and 205, then move down to 185.

"Shitty booking.  No story line at all to Franklin vs. Belfort."

lol


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Belfort doesn't have to just be a 185 guy, he can fight at LHW as well, there are smaller LHW's that would make great fights like Belfort vs Rashad. Belfort vs Machida if they'd fight each other should Belfort rack up some wins.

He's a good addition, one that many here were clamoring for and Ace is a great first fight even at LHW. I don't see the problem.
7/31/09 2:51 PM
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Ok,

I think this is another move where the UG can unanimously agree that while none of us wanted Rich/Dan II, big ups to Zuffa for listening and big ups for signing Vitor and making this matchup.
7/31/09 3:08 PM
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Considering Belfort was up for moving to HW to fight Fedor, I dont see why he cant fight at LHW
7/31/09 3:12 PM
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I like this fight
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 This is a great fight.
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I'd rather see Belfort vs Hendo but this is good too.
7/31/09 3:30 PM
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Mad Xyientist - Should be Belfort vs. Wanderlei.

Shitty booking.  No story line at all to Franklin vs. Belfort.


Storylines are for WWE.
7/31/09 3:32 PM
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Really interesting fight. UFC did a good job here both with this match up and with signing Vitor. I wasn't too interested in Hendo/Franklin II.

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