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UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort released a statement explaining his reasons for declining an interim title fight against Lyoto Machida. One of the lingering storylines during fight week has been the fallout of the middleweight title picture following champion Chris Weidman's forced withdrawal from the main event against Vitor Belfort next month at UFC 184. On Saturday night, UFC President Dana White revealed that the former light-heavyweight champion declined an opportunity to face fellow former read news >>

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Vitor Belfort responded to the UFC 184 situation, which Dana White called “typical Vitor,” saying he will fight any opponent on eight weeks notice as long as the full UFC middleweight championship is on the line.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The UFC was willing to create an interim middleweight title after Chris Weidman pulled out from a UFC 184 bout with Vitor Belfort due to an injury, but the Brazilian declined to face Lyoto Machida on Feb. 28. On his Facebook page, "The Phenom" explained his decision, saying he would agree to fight Machida or anyone else if the UFC strips Weidman of his title. About the cancellation of my UFC 184 fight. I would like to say that, as everyone else, I’m very disappointed with all this situation. For 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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Dana White confirmed that Vitor Belfort turned down a bout against Lyoto Machida after constantly bugging him about an interim title fight. Shortly after UFC 183 ended, Dana White confirmed the news about Vitor Belfort turning down a bout against Lyoto Machida. According to the UFC President, he was surprised Belfort declined the bout as he was constantly bugging him about an interim title fight: "Vitor Belfort was blowing me up, asking me for an interim title fight. My thoughts were, "he's not 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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Ultimate Fighting Championship has been scrambling to find someone to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 184 next month, but apparently “The Phenom” is being picky. read news >>

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Vitor Belfort wants an interim UFC middleweight title shot. Or wait a minute, maybe he doesn’t. read news >>

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Vitor Belfort wants no part of Lyoto Machida. At least not at UFC 184. Belfort, who found himself without an opponent after Chris Weidman went down with an injury, reportedly declined the chance to face Machida for a UFC interim middleweight title on Feb. 28. That's according to report from Brazilian website Tatame, which was subsequently translated into English by Bloody Elbow. Tatame got the scoop from Gilbert Burns, a UFC lightweight and Belfort training partner. Burns said Team Belfort did n 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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Don't be scared, homie. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender, Vitor Belfort, has reportedly turned down a fight against fellow division top contender Lyoto Machida, after "The Dragon" volunteered to replace the injured Chris Weidman and compete for the interim title. That's risky business, considering the event is less than a month away and "The Phenom" -- despite his baggage -- is one of the most dangerous strikers at 185 pounds. Still, Team Belfort declined the fig 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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Vitor Belfort justified his refusal to fight Lyoto Machida at UFC 184 by pointing out the differences between Machida and his originally scheduled opponent Chris Weidman. On Saturday, Brazilian news outlet Globo reported that the UFC offered Vitor Belfort a fight against Lyoto Machida for the UFC interim Middleweight belt, but that "The Phenom" declined the proposition. This came after Machida had already accepted the invitation to replace Chris Weidman at UFC 184 who is out with a rib fracture. read news >>

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