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
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And "Rowdy" is up for multiple awards.
For the fourth straight year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is up for an ESPY award.
But this time, he's got a little competition from within.
That's because UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey -- like "Bones" -- has also been nominated for "Best Fighter" of 2014, according to the annual ESPN award panel. But the similarities end there, as "Rowdy" also garnered a nod for "Best Female Athlete."
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Will this be the year a mixed martial artist finally breaks through for ESPY's Best Fighter award?
ESPN has lumped boxers and MMA fighters in the single category of Best Fighter since 2007. In that time, the fan-voted award havs always gone in a boxer's favor.
This time out, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones have earned nominations in the "Best Fighter" category.
Additionally, Rousey earned a nomination for Best Female Athlete; while Chris W more
This year, the UFC raised the bar with nominations for ESPY awards, getting four nods for three fighters: Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman. Filed under: News, UFC more
A trio of UFC titlists – Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman -- have received ESPY nominations for 2014. more
Over the years, so many fighters, trainers, and coaches have predicted knockouts in upcoming fights that such proclamations tend to go in one ear and out the other.
When Ray Longo says someone will end up looking up at the lights, though, you listen.
The New York-based trainer called the shot before his fighter, Chris Weidman, knocked out Anderson Silva to claim the UFC middleweight title last year. And he prepared Matt Serra for what many still regard as the biggest upset in UFC history, Matt S more