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Vitor Belfort Says He Won’t Wait Around for Anderson; Calls Ed Soares a Clown for Purposely Mistranslating Silva’s Interviews


(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAPrime)

When Chael Sonnen came within an arm’s length of tasting victory against Anderson Silva Saturday night and instead got a mouthful of Anderson Silva’s sweaty cup and his arm nearly torn off for the effort, Vitor Belfort‘s chances of getting the next shot at "The Spider" may have gone out the window.

Had Anderson dominated Chael or vice versa, the need for Belfort to challenge either man would never have been greater.

But since Sonnen shone a light on weaknesses in Silva that we had never seen exposed before in the dominant champ and Anderson revealed after the fight that he wasn’t firing on all cylinders due to a nagging rib injury, many fans are now clamoring for a second glimpse at these two fighters in the Octagon. Now it’s looking like if it does come to fruition, the fight may not happen until next spring.

So where does that leave Belfort?


It’s looking like the Brazilian will be resigned to the fact that he will once again be the bridesmaid but not the bride, while he sits with teeth clenched waiting to see who he’ll dance with at the reception.

In the above interview with MMAPrime’s Aaron Tru, Belfort, who hasn’t fought in nearly a year due to injury, explains that he isn’t interested in sitting and waiting for Silva to recover from his rib injury if it means he’ll be out another seven or eight months and says that he will fight whomever the UFC wants him to.

Belfort maintains that his number one focus is to win the belt and says he wouldn’t make the same mistake Sonnen made that led to the fight-ending triangle by Silva.

Arguably the most interesting segment of the interview is when Tru asks him if he feels that it’s Silva’s manager Ed Soares’ place to get involved in the back and forth between fighters like he did with Chael Sonnen. Shaking his head in disgust, Belfort call Soares "a clown"and said that the unofficial UFC translator needs to stop  mistranslating his clients’ interview responses to make his fighters look better.

You have to do a lot to piss Vitor off enough that he smack-talks you.


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Mofo- August 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Belfort would *definitely* put Leben out just as fast as he did Ace.

Just watch Leben/Silva again and tell me with a straight face that you wanna see Leben go up against the Phenom.

What Leben deserves is something other than ignominious defeat.
elrooster- August 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm
I like vitor vs leben, Leben deserves to be brought up to the front of the pack after his last 3 wins, and I think he's 1 or 2 wins away from a title shot, if he could beat belfort he would be a definite contender, its a big if, but he deserves to fight top guys.
Cro mag- August 13, 2010 at 9:47 am
Hey Soares, Vitor just called you a fucking liar and a clown again. I love it, Sonnen put the verbal presure on Silva and Vitor is doing it to Soares.
Mofo- August 13, 2010 at 8:58 am
That run-on beast needs "several" commas.

So, a few thousand, right?
JoseMonkey- August 13, 2010 at 8:36 am
So, MRuss deleted my comment that called him on his epic run-on sentence and then he edited the post to correct it.

Really, I can understand deleting really offensive posts... but this is getting out of hand.

Ben, are you really okay with this stuff?
Nealio- August 13, 2010 at 7:35 am
I can't believe that people think bruised ribs is why Silva got prison raped for 24 minutes...
Get Anderson's balls out of yo moufs people... :(
Mofo- August 13, 2010 at 7:11 am
The interviewer got Chael'd.

He was winning his battle with words right up until the word "several" choked him out at the last second.

Dagnut- August 13, 2010 at 2:07 am
Such a shame he went of the boil, if you take into consideration the level he was at 22, all the bad management and drama surrounding his life, then hypothetically give him the training and coaching a 22 year talent gets now and he would be one of the all time greats, I have no doubt.
If he had of moved to the states and got some good wrestling behind him with the natural athlete he is and his hand speed.....but if's are if's..if your aunt had balls she'd be your uncle.
topdog- August 13, 2010 at 1:50 am
Everybody needs to calm down for just a minute here, let's think about this? I believe we need to see Wand vs Belfort II. Epic rematch that could hold a PPV for hardcore fans like myself. Bad idea for DW to put Belfort in the 185 mix in the first place! Don't forget he's never fought at 185 in the UFC....@jimharbaughsc Penn/Edgar is not a bogus rematch now if Chael beat Silva and he was granted a rematch then that's a bogus rematch.
Jim Harbaugh Scramble- August 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm
Immediate rematches sure are common from a company thats usually against them.

Which immediate rematches have been bogus?

Off the top of my head:

Handy/ Rizzo I - handy wins a BS decision, Rizzo gets a rematch

Vitor/Handy II - Handy gets his eye sliced in 30 seconds and gets a rematch

Shogun/Machida I - Machida wins a controversial decision, Shogun gets a rematch

Penn/Edgar I - Edgar wins a close decision - BJ, best LW of all time gets a rematch

Wiman/Danzig - Stupid Yves stops the fight, Danzig gets a rematch
dogpt3- August 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm
Immediate rematches sure are common from a company thats usually against them. This is just teaching the kids that losing is fine as long as you talk the most shit.
Mr_Misanthropy- August 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm
@ Almost Norse

They do not keep disappearing- they have been disappeared, comrade.
Jim Harbaugh Scramble- August 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm


Vitor Belford vs Wandy II

That would end very badly for Wand. Wand couldn't put Bisping away.

I would love to see the fight but I think Vitor wins with a late first or early second Rd KO.

Wand's style is tailor made for Vitor.
Jim Harbaugh Scramble- August 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm
Vitor is the shit. It really seems like he hates Soares. This is at least the second time I've seen him go off about Eddie.

Leben v. Belfort please, Joe Silva. That would be an awesome fight.
Goog- August 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm
-25 for editing the sentence and nullifying my comment of the century.
for the love of mma- August 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm
the whole icing randy couture question was wonderful! Vitor had to take a shit due to infection lol
Tai-Pan- August 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm
Sonnen v Maia, if Sonnen can go three rounds without getting triangle'd against Maia again, he deserves a rematch. Maia does not get a title shot if he wins.
Belfort v Okami or Leben sounds good. The Leben fight sounds entertaining as all hell though.

In all honesty I would like to see Anderson v Belfort right away, then let Sonnen rematch Anderson if he can beat Maia. To bad Maia is tied up with Miranda now.

Marquardt v Belfort would be awesome, after Marquardt idestroys (see that?) Palhares, that good for nothing piece of shit.
AkilleeZ- August 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm
I'd like to see Sonnen fight Silva again...but I don't think it should be an immediate rematch. Silva weathered a 23 minute whirlwind and came back with a non-disputed, definite win. There's no reason for an immediate rematch. Since Silva is out for like a year anyway, have Okami vs Belfort for the contender match in the meantime.
iDestroy- August 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm
@smitty

He'll beat Palhares like he beat Sonnen.
Almost North- August 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm
Why do comments keep disappearing these days?
munche- August 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Belfort-Okami and Sonnen-Silva II

make it happen UFC
Mr_Misanthropy- August 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm
It's a sentancegraph.
Almost North- August 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm
I tried to read that sentence out-loud but forgot to breathe on the commas and passed out from oxygen deprivation.
Get Off Me- August 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm
Suppose this rematch by "popular demand" between Sonnen v. Silva goes down.
Suppose Silva was legitimately injured which may have given Sonnen an extra 10mins of fight time at 117.
Why would I want to see this fight again if Anderson is healthy and perhaps can end the fight inside two rounds, via triangle choke again most likely?
Sonnen v. Okami 2(decision in first fight) should be prioritized rather than Sonnen v. A.Silva 2(Silva won by submission, no judges involved)
Belfort v. Leben would be my pick for the phenom's next match.
W.Silva v. Franklin 2(decision in first fight) would help keep everyone busy.
Immeadiate rematchs are for fights like Wiman v. Danzig and fights that go to the cards.

Goog- August 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm
All I know is I need to work on my conditioning before I attempt to read that 3rd paragra... sentence again. That thing runs more than Kalib Starnes.
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