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How much violence is too much violence? Within the bounds of combat sports, how heartbreaking would it be to have to watch a legend of the sport—arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time—ripped apart and shredded before your eyes? If the UFC books Anderson "The Spider" Silva for a trilogy fight with middleweight champion Chris Weidman, these questions will be put to the test and answered in short order. Weidman would demolish Silva—again—if they meet inside the UFC Octagon a third t read news >>

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Vitor Belfort was set to face Chris Weidman at UFC 184 on February 28th for the UFC middleweight title, but as it was reported Friday, that main event is off as Weidman has suffered an injury in training. As it turns out, the UFC attempted to fill in the missing slot by giving Vitor Belfort an interim title fight only for Belfort to decline it once he discovered the specifics of the offer. Combate was the first to report the news. "Vitor Belfort and his wife were blowing me up, asking me for an read news >>

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Vitor Belfort and Chris Weidman were scheduled to meet at UFC 184 for the middleweight championship, but an injury to Weidman forced the champion out of the event. Following UFC 183, UFC President Dana White confirmed that the UFC had offered Belfort an interim championship fight against Lyoto Machida. He turned it down according to White. Turning the fight down in itself is not an issue. It would make sense that Belfort would choose to wait for the undisputed champion, but White said that Belfo read news >>

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Fresh off one of the most high-profile victories of his career, Gegard Mousasi apparently wants to keep the momentum rolling with a fight that would undoubtedly be the biggest of his fighting life: a date with Vitor Belfort. After UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to pull out of his title defense against Belfort at UFC 184, Mousasi volunteered to step in and face the Brazilian challenger, according to a tweet from the guy himself: If I can fight @vitorbelfort I will beat him and read news >>

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A bout between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort has been scrapped, again. UFC 184, which takes place on February 28th in Los Angeles, will now be headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano. Bad news everybody, Weidman vs. Belfort is scrapped... again. Originally scheduled for UFC 173 back in May of 2014, and then re-scheduled for December 6th and UFC 181, and finally scheduled for UFC 184 on February 28th, the middleweight title bout between Vitor Belfort and Chris Weidman just can't seem to get i read news >>

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Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi threw his name into the hat and revealed interest in a match-up against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184. After it was revealed on Friday afternoon that middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from his anticipated title defence against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184, it became clear that the UFC's interest was to keep Belfort on the fight card if possible. It appears the promotion was looking to set up an interim title fight against Lyoto Machida, read news >>

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Having failed to fell Chris Weidman in his last two fights, Anderson Silva will look to get back in the win column tonight against Nick Diaz. Diaz, meanwhile, is entering the Octagon after a nearly two-year absence. UFC 183 should feature a great main event, which will include two stars who have major chips on their respective shoulders. Neither Silva nor Diaz was shy about expressing his feelings about a variety of different issues in a public forum. They've both been pretty active in the days read news >>

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According to Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, just because Chris Weidman won’t be fighting at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, that does not mean Vitor Belfort won’t be also. read news >>

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The UFC injury bug has not stayed in 2014. It's still biting in unfortunate places. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is injured and will have to pull out of his UFC 184 main event with Vitor Belfort, the UFC announced Friday. The co-main event between women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano will now serve as the headliner for the Feb. 28 card in Los Angeles. MMAjunkie.com was the first to report the news. The Weidman-Belfort bout will likely be postponed. The UFC will n read news >>

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UFC middleweight champion Chris-Weidman-UFC-The-Time-Is-Now-Press-02Chris Weidman has had to pull out of the UFC 184 main event due to injury. read news >>

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Chris Weidman will not defend his title against Vitor Belfort on Feb. 28 at UFC 184. According to MMAJunkie.com, the UFC middleweight champion, Weidman, has suffered an injury in training that forced him off the card. In the wake of this news, a women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, which was originally scheduled as the show's co-main event, will receive top billing on the evening. Per MMA Junkie's report, neither the nature of Weidman's injury nor a timetable fo read news >>

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The main event of UFC 184 is no longer, as Chris Weidman has been forced out of his 185-pound title defense against Vitor Belfort due to a rib injury. read news >>

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Okay, so here's the worst possible new we could get heading into February. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman has been injured -- yes, again -- and pulled from his UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) title fight against Vitor Belfort, originally scheduled for the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 28, 2015. MMA Junkie was first to report the change. With "All American" sidelined, the co-main event showdown between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano will take ove read news >>

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Don't count UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman's head coach, Ray Longo, among the contingent of fans clamoring for a trilogy fight between Weidman and Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Speaking with MMAFighting.com's Marc Raimondi, Longo responded to UFC President Dana White's proclamation that Silva would receive another chance at Weidman's strap with a win at UFC 183, and the esteemed trainer was none too supportive of the notion. "I don't want to see the fight," Longo told MMAFighting.com. "M read news >>

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