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Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Report: Dana White Says Vitor Belfort “Has a Lot of Work to do” Before Booking Another Fight

Belfort (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Recently Vitor Belfort relayed that he’s ready to return to action and wants to get rebooked for a bout with middleweight champ Chris Weidman, but Dana White says the vet’s call out is premature.

Belfort withdrew from a May 24th, UFC 173 fight with Weidman, after the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. Now that Belfort has ended his TRT use, and the Chris Weidman-Lyoto Machida has been pushed to July 5th, “The Phenom” believes he should be fighting for the title next.

Well, according to a report from MMA Fighting.com, here is what White had to say about Belfort’s request following UFC 172:

“He’s gotta solve his problems with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and when he does that, we’ll figure it out.”

“He’s got a lot of work to do. That sh-t just doesn’t happen like that,” the UFC President furthered. “You gotta get on the agenda. He’s got a lot of work to do. He’s fooling himself if that’s what he really thinks, he took a couple of home tests and he’s ready to roll. Or whatever he did.”

Belfort locked up a title shot in November by stopping Dan Henderson in the opening round.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:30 pm
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