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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has a reputation as a cool customer, someone who can let just about anything roll off his back. But Vitor Belfort has proven that someone can, in fact, succeed in pushing his buttons. In a recent interview with Combate, Belfort took shots at Weidman, who had to pull out of their Dec. 6 fight date in Las Vegas due to a broken hand. Apprised of the comments, which were translated from Portuguese, Weidman didn't hold back, saying he'll have something special read news >>

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has harsh words for Vitor Belfort, saying he's planning on making a mockery out of him when they face off. Chris Weidman isn't a fan of Vitor Belfort's recent statements after the champion had to pull out due to a hand injury. He especially took offense to the Brazilian saying he just 'wanted to keep his belt during Christmas', and suggesting to have an interim title fight while he's away. Weidman responded and spoke about it during an appearance at The MM read news >>

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"The Phenom" lit a fire under Chris Weidman after questioning his recent injuries. Vitor Belfort recently brought into question the severity of Chris Weidman's injury that forced a delay in their much-anticipated middleweight title fight, which was supposed to go down on Dec. 6, 2014 at UFC 181 in Las Vegas, Nevada. "The Phenom" also called for an interim title belt, seeing as how the champ just can't seem to stay healthy. According to Weidman, those comments make no sense because he just fought read news >>

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Words don’t always hurt. Sometimes they serve only to awaken a slumbering giant like UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman. The 185-pound king was recently forced to pull out of his end-of-the-year title bout against Vitor Belfort at UFC 181 after suffering a broken hand in training. Belfort, the top contender in the middleweight division, wasn’t too pleased to hear that he would have to wait until 2015 to receive another shot at UFC gold. During an interview with Combate.com (h/t BloodyElbow), B read news >>

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Because it doesn't hurt for UFC to have a Plan B. After dominating Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 a few weeks back (video), Ronald Souza's stock rose dramatically, as he shot up to No. 2 on the officials rankings (see them here). That's one spot ahead of Vitor Belfort; the man next in line for a shot at the middleweight title. Despite the turn of events, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White suggested that "Jacare" would likely have to fight -- and win -- one more time read news >>

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Upcoming UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort is accusing champion Chris Weidman of milking and/or embellishing an injury in order to hold onto his belt through the holiday season. In an interview with Brazilian media outlet Combate, "The Phenom" implied that Weidman's broken hand, which forced him out of UFC 181 (h/t Ariel Helwani), came with awfully convenient timing (translation per MMA Mania). I think that all titleholders who have more than one injury, the UFC should create an in read news >>

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The former UFC middleweight contender spoke with MMAmania.com to help promote his upcoming gig as analyst for Battlegrounds O.N.E. on October 3, 2014 alongside wrestling legend Jim Ross. With the recent news involving Wanderlei Silva, Sonnen weighed in on the matter. It's been awhile since we've heard from Chael Sonnen. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title contender retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) in July after being suspended for two years by Nevada State Athletic Commiss read news >>

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Tim Kennedy has never been one to mince words. The brash talking Texan keeps busy when he's not mixing it up inside the cage as he's engaged in multiple beefs with his fellow middleweights over a multitude of public formats. The former Strikeforce title challenger turned UFC contender even took to Twitter following his recent victory over Michael Bisping back in April and turned the hot lamps on the MMA pundits who picked against him in the tilt. While his outspoken nature has certainly produced read news >>

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'Tis the reason for the season injury. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Chris Weidman withdrew from his UFC 181 title fight against Vitor Belfort, which was scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 6, 2014, because the belt would look great under the "All American" Christmas tree. That's according to "The Phenom" (via Combate): "I didn't believe in the beginning. After all, it's his second straight title defense that had to be delayed be read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- Tim Kennedy is fighting in two days and hasn't been drug tested. This is a problem for Tim Kennedy, because as he'll be the first to tell you, Tim Kennedy could be pumped full of steroids this very second and you'd be none the wiser. But that's not to suggest Kennedy has aired his concern purely for public consumption. On several occasions he's even attempted to cut out the middleman and call the Nevada Athletic Commission directly, informing them that he'd really, really enjoy it i read news >>

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"The Phenom" blasted Weidman for hurting himself and delaying a title defense for the second time in a row. Vitor Belfort became unhappy about having to wait two more months to fight for the UFC Middleweight title. His bout against Chris Weidman was delayed from UFC 181, on December 6, for February of 2015. The reason was a broken hand but "The Phenom" isn't convinced about it, according to his interview to Combate.com. "I didn't believe in the beginning, after all, it's his second straight belt read news >>

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