While the judges gave UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman a unanimous decision nod for his UFC 175 victory over Lyoto Machida, most observers would likely agree the final two frames were very competitive and could have gone Machida's way. The judges only gave Machida the fourth as did UFC President Dana White, according to his post-fight press conference comments.
Still, is that enough to get Machida a rematch? Probably not.
"I gave Machida the fourth round," White said when explaining his s more
Assuming "The Phenom" can get cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White wants Chris Weidman to defend his middleweight title against division number one contender Vitor Belfort; however, he won't do anything to undermine the authority of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
That means "The Phenom" has to be cleared by the NSAC before White can play matchmaker, but if and when he does, expect the promotion to target a more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship wants to pit middleweight champion Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in Brazil, but the Nevada Athletic Commission has to first okay the bout. more
While question marks remain on whether or not Vitor Belfort will get licensed for his next fight, UFC President Dana White is keen on him meeting champ Chris Weidman next: preferably in Brazil. White addressed the situation during a media scrum in Dublin yesterday, per MMA Fighting. We want to make that fight happen," White said. "That's the next fight. That fight should've already happened before the Machida. That's the fight we want to do and that's the fight that Chris Weidman wants. I love t more
At this point, Vitor Belfort’s title shot against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman appears to be a foregone conclusion, at least from the UFC’s side.Filed under: News, UFC more
At the UFC 175 post-fight press conference, focus had already shifted from Chris Weidman’s impressive title defense against Lyoto Machida to whom Weidman will fight next. more
Vitor Belfort has been told he will fight for the middleweight championship when he returns to the Octagon, and he wants to do it in his hometown.
"The Phenom" told Tatame he wants to face the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He declined to make a prediction for the main event of UFC 175, on July 5, but indicates Weidman as a preferable opponent.
"Bring Weidman. Tell him to train more," Belfort said. "Weidman and Vitor. It’s a fight for Mar more
Because Brazil is the one place Belfort can still get licensed lickety-split.
Lyoto Machida has a chance to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) when he fights Chris Weidman in the UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which goes down inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But Vitor Belfort can only see the "All American."
That means "The Phenom" will be waiting for Weidman at the conclusion of this weekend's mix more
LAS VEGAS -- At the UFC 175 media day, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman discusses Chael Sonnen, the impact of drug testing in MMA, if he would ask for Vitor Belfort to get extra testing if he had to face him next, Eddie Gordon's debut, and much more. more