Coming off a near submission win over light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, Vitor Belfort (21-10) is currently awaiting verification of his next opponent. Talks of a possible match-up against Michael Bisping are said to still be considered according to White, but currently unsigned. In the meanwhile, Belfort talks on a recent highlight, as he was paid respects by his colleague Forrest Griffin, in terms of a possible match-up.
“I met with Forrest and he told me that he volunteered for a list of six names and mine was the first.”
Belfort went on to the Brazilian news outlet UOL Esporte that “Griffin had said he would face any of them except me. It’s good to have this kind of recognition. I am here to serve the company.”
As it has played out, Griffin will in fact be facing Phil Davis at UFC 155 instead of the UFC’s proposed match-up with Vitor Belfort on late notice. The two have shared gyms in the past as Belfort had spent some time in Vegas prior to his move to the Blackzillian camp in Florida. With talks of Belfort rumored to be moving back to middleweight, according to “The Phenom,” either weight will do – as long as it’s a big fight.
“My weight, my category, are the medium. I am adaptable,” Belfort said. “But I do not have much time left in my career and I want to have great challenges, be in whichever weight it will be. I can make great fights and don’t run from anybody, I’ll be always ready.”