(We predict Bisping will mysteriously get injured training for this one and will bow out of the fight.)
When Vitor Belfort lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 126, “The Phenom’s” old nemesis Wanderlei Siva jumped on Twitter to call out the former UFC light heavyweight champ.
“Where are you running to? I’d give [Vitor] the number one spot [in the line-up of guys wanting to fight me] easily,” he wrote. “I’m challenging him … I want him. It’s up to you, Dana White and Joe Silva.”
Belfort quickly accepted and it seemed both fighters had their next fight.
“Let’s do it, brother. I accept it. He’s a great athlete, a great champion, and it would be a pleasure to fight him. It’d be a highly anticipated fight, very important for the sport. Whatever Dana says, I’ll do,” Belfort Tweeted. “I never chose opponents and I won’t do it now. But he made the challenge and I’m accepting it. I just don’t wanna wait for the UFC Rio to come back, I wanna fight first.”
Apparently Vitor thinks that beating up Michael Bisping is a much more important than a rematch with “The Axe Murdererer,” whom he knocked out in the UFC’s last show in Brazil back in 2008. Having watched Bisping land an illegal knee on opponent Jorge Rivera prior to winning his UFC 127 bout via TKO before proceeding to spit at “El Conquistador’s” corner, it seems that Vitor wants to teach the cocky Brit some fighting etiquette before fighting Silva again.