UFC FN 124: Dana White Claims Vitor Belfort Turned Down Two Replacement Bouts, Latter Asks to be Paid
By FCF Staff
UFC President Dana White is claiming Vitor Belfort turned down two, replacements bouts, while the latter’s requesting his UFC FN 124 purse.
Belfort was scheduled to fight Uriah Hall last night at the St. Louis event, but the middleweight feinted while trying to make weight, and was pulled from the event. Afterwards, Belfort reportedly asked the UFC where his check was, citing the fact he trained for the bout and made weight, via Instagram.
During the post-fight, FS 1 show, White said this about Belfort (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“This thing went down, we worked quickly and we got Vitor a fight,” White said. “He could have fought tonight, he chose not to. We got him a fight in Boston. He chose not to fight in Boston. He chose not to fight then. I don’t know who the opponents were, but they told him we got him two fights.”
White went on to say that he plans to talk with Belfort, and that the latter has asked to fight Michael Bisping at the promotion’s March 17th card in London, England.