Vitor Belfort: I spoke to Joe Silva, and asked to fight Chris WeidmanPosted on July 24, 2012, 12:20 PM by Anton Gurevich
Multi-time UFC champion Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort continued his quest for another shot at the UFC Middleweight title, this time calling out Chris Weidman for a number one contender bout. Belfort revealed on Twitter that he mentioned Weidman in coversation with Ultimate Fighting Championship matchmaker Joe Silva:
"Guys I spoke to joe silva and ask to fight with the top contender #weidman here in brasil so I think this is the fight that will credence me to a title fight so that is what happened. I want the belt but I am not desperate I think weidman is the next for the belt, but Anderson silva deserve to see who is next .So let`s make this fight the next #contender belfort vs weidman the next contender for #andersonsilva"
Weidman responded to Belfort's tweet, claiming that he already proved his worth as the number one contender for Anderson Silva's belt. Belfort is 2-0 since losing to Silva at UFC 126, with convincing performances against Anthony Johnson in Brazil. "The Phenom" was slated to fight Wanderlei Silva at UFC 147, but was forced to pull out of the fight after breaking his hand.
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