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Belfort and Lindland at Affliction 2 “For The Belt”


(That’s right, we’ll use any excuse to post this picture again.)

Fresh off his victory after knocking out Terry Martin with a broken hand at Affliction: Banned, Vitor Belfort tells Tatame.com that he’ll face everyone’s favorite MMA politico, Matt Lindland, at the organization’s second event in Las Vegas on October 11. The broken hand is healing up nicely and won’t be much of an issue, says Belfort, and he’s not too worried about Lindland’s wrestling skills either:

“It’ll be a great fight, we’ll see who is the best of the world there”, said Belfort, that guarantees his style will be a problem for Lindland. “I saw his fight with Negão and he’s a warrior… He comes be over you, but I don’t think he has the strength to stay over me”, analyzes Vitor, that wants another knockout on his career. “I’ll go to knock him out… My punches are well-aimed and when it hits he won’t stand”, guarantees Belfort.

Belfort also says that he’ll fight Lindland “for the belt”. The only question is, what belt? It’s hard to imagine that it’s the WAMMA belt, since Lindland is currently ranked seventh in the middleweight class there and Vitor is, well, not mentioned. The Tatame homepage says it’s the Affliction belt, but we weren’t even aware there was one.

Then again, maybe there really is no belt at stake. Maybe Vitor just meant it as a figure of speech, kind of like right before the climactic fight scene in “Lethal Weapon” when Riggs asks Mr. Joshua if he wants a shot at the title. That was awesome, by the way.

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Anonymous- July 31, 2008 at 10:30 am
I wouldnt see breast feeding as sexual, but having her legs spread and requiring a pillow there for the picture while breastfeeding is a bit odd...
lol- July 31, 2008 at 7:51 am
i wish i was that baby
sol- July 31, 2008 at 12:48 am
his armbar transition was pretty weak though.
Alex From Miami- July 30, 2008 at 10:00 pm
Mel gibson by triangle choke.. i couldn't believe it.. score one for the crazy racist
Fedor Emelianenko instructional DVD- July 30, 2008 at 9:54 pm
I'd go with Vitor. Hopefully his hand is stitched together and we'll be treated with yet another impressive knockout during his next fight with Lindland.
sol- July 30, 2008 at 9:22 pm
that was a pretty good triangle choke.
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