It could be ... but maybe not. Now that Chris Weidman has disposed of his latest challenger, winning a unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida (watch the highlights here) in the main event of UFC 175 last night (July 5, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada, it's time to look ahead to his next middleweight title defense.
Paging Vitor Belfort: Now I want what I deserve, MY TITIE SHOT!!! Don't run away!! No excuses!! Agora eu quero o q eu… http://t.co/wZYj8OBVAT
— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) July 6, 2014 Bel more
How much has life changed for UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman since he won the title? He was getting set to head to the airport to catch his flight to Los Angeles when he appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. Weidman, who defeated Lyoto Machida last week at UFC 175, has been nominated for an ESPY award for the "Best Upset" of 2013 for his UFC 162 knockout of former champion Anderson Silva. He joins fellow UFC champions Ronda Rousey ("Best Female Athlete" and "Best Fighter") and J more
After his second title defense, the UFC's middleweight champion is starting to open up a bit about his fears and desires while holding the belt.
It's good to be the king. Excepting, of course, that sometimes it isn't. Especially when, for the second time in as many attempts, you're faced with the possibility of cancelling your upcoming title fight. That's where current middleweight champion apparently found himself just a couple weeks out from his UFC 175 bout with Lyoto Machida. After initially more
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UFC vets Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort will appear today before the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the UFC streams the hearing via UFC Fight Pass beginning at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT).Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, WSOF more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has been cleared to return to the Octagon following his failed drug test back in February, which required "The Phenom" to purge his body of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) before challenging for the 185-pound strap.
The verdict was handed down earlier today (Weds., July 23, 2014) during his administrative hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), which aired online via UFC Fight Pass (live blo more
A sometimes-emotional Vitor Belfort today asked for a license to fight in a championship bout on Dec. 6 at UFC 181, and barring a few requirements, the veteran fighter will get his wish.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
The Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC middleweight competitor Vitor Belfort licensure to compete in the State of Nevada. He is expected to face Chris Weidman on December 6 in Las Vegas. Vitor Belfort is once again licensed to compete in the State of Nevada.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously granted the former UFC light-heavyweight champion licensure to fight in Nevada if the Brazilian agreed to three non-negotiable conditions. Firstly, the fight would not take place bef more
After appearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission seeking re-licensure to compete following a failed drug test, Vitor Belfort has been approved for a conditional license to return to mixed martial arts. The hearing was aired live on UFC Fight Pass.
The conditions of his license were threefold: He will submit to random enhanced drug testing at the NSAC's discretion, he will only fight in Nevada upon his return and his return will not come before December of 2014. Belfort has been one of more