Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort is currently training for his upcoming UFC 122 fight against Yushin Okami. A win in favor of Belfort will put him next in line for a UFC middleweight title shot, but that won’t keep the Brazilian from talking about a future fight with middleweight champ Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. Belfort is hungry, wants the 185-pound belt and is eager to face Silva sometime down in the near future.
Silva is scheduled to take on Chael Sonnen in a rematch title fight sometime in early 2011. So we actually don’t know who would end up being the champion when that time comes around, especially after watching Sonnen dominate Silva in more than 4 rounds before getting caught in the Spider’s triangle choke submission at UFC 117.
Let’s also remember that Belfort still hasn’t beat Okami , so we’ll just have to wait and see how things unfold in both fights. Either way, Belfort spoke to Rede TV in a recent interview, stating that he has the right tools to go out and defeat Silva if they were to clash in the octagon.
From Vitor Belfort:
“I want the belt. The belt belongs to Anderson today and I want to fight him. He cannot fight this year, but I won’t wait for him. I’m cheered up and training here in Las Vegas for November. It was the schedule they (UFC) gave me and now it’s time to expect it to take place. I know all of his game, I know all his jiu-jitsu, stand-up game, I know he likes spinning kicks and uses elbows. If I touch my hand on him, he falls and won’t stand on his feet anymore. If I get close like Chael Sonnen and Demian Maia did, my fire power is bigger than theirs. A fight is a fight and we know these are two champions fighting, two persons with conditions, so the most important is be smart in each second of the match for nothing goes wrong. But he knows that, if my hand touch him, he won’t stay standing up. That’s not a promise, that’s a fact. I’ll go towards him, I know what I want, I’m focused and don’t doubt on what I can do. I’m very excited. Speaking about this makes me feel like fighting now (laughs).”