Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort Planned for UFC 108

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ThaAxeMurderer7
9/25/09 10:27:23PM
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White told The Times his organization has struck verbal deals for Anderson Silva to defend his middleweight championship against Vitor Belfort on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas.

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mshalosky
9/25/09 10:31:02PM
Just in dan henderson refuses to resign with the ufc. JK
Dan just got screwed he deserves his shot i hope he goes to strikeforce and takes that belt. Jake shields would get ktfo
hotrodttt
9/25/09 10:38:05PM

Posted by mshalosky

Just in dan henderson refuses to resign with the ufc. JK
Dan just got screwed he deserves his shot i hope he goes to strikeforce and takes that belt. Jake shields would get ktfo



What, how was he screwed? He had his shot at Silva and lost, yes he had a few great showings but Vitor just demolished a former champ. And why would you want him to go to Strikeforce where there is minimal to no competition in the UFC. I'm quite confused by your tactics lol
Sinister
9/25/09 10:41:29PM

Posted by hotrodttt


Posted by mshalosky

Just in dan henderson refuses to resign with the ufc. JK
Dan just got screwed he deserves his shot i hope he goes to strikeforce and takes that belt. Jake shields would get ktfo



What, how was he screwed? He had his shot at Silva and lost, yes he had a few great showings but Vitor just demolished a former champ. And why would you want him to go to Strikeforce where there is minimal to no competition in the UFC. I'm quite confused by your tactics lol



Yea, I think Dan isnt really mad. He likes LHW so he wont mind just fighting up there next.
tallica62
9/25/09 11:13:40PM
i know its all politics and who can draw more people, but come on...belfort is good, but 1 fight then a title shot....unfair to some others who have been busting their ass... im still excited to see it, but others deserve it first... but then again who really cares...not like anyones gonna beat silva
crazedfan
9/25/09 11:33:13PM
It's all about what the hot fight is and what's gonna make money. Silva/Belfort is going to be FAR bigger than Silva rematching against either Hendo or Marquardt. There's no point in both of them getting a second shot, so a fight between those two makes sense. Silva/Belfort is the right fight.
telnights
9/25/09 11:46:30PM

Posted by tallica62

i know its all politics and who can draw more people, but come on...belfort is good, but 1 fight then a title shot....unfair to some others who have been busting their ass... im still excited to see it, but others deserve it first... but then again who really cares...not like anyones gonna beat silva




Vitor has a good chance of beating him and its is fair because he just beat the former champ in less than 2 mins. Henderson took Franklin to a decision that some felt Franklin won. Beating Bisping wasn't really that much of an effort as Bisping played right in to Dan's hands. I would say Nate's is more deserving than Dan even. As Nate just beat a guy that was on a terror at 185 and was beating almost everyone by sub in the 1st round. But all that aside both have had their chance at Silva and both lost. Vitor is coming off 2 KO victory's over 2 X UFC MW champs. He also is the only one at MW that has a chance of standing with Silva.
Twenty20Dollars
9/25/09 11:47:14PM
Oh boy! I wouldnt get cocky if I was Silva against Belfort.
gartface
9/26/09 12:10:27AM
Hope he can make weight.
prozacnation1978
9/26/09 12:52:57AM
cool i was hoping to see this live
thank you paul daley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if kammpman would have won we would have saw gsp vs martin in main event for ufc 108 now i get to see silva again, see belfort for the 1st time live,
plus a potential co main event of thiago silva vs rashad evans
higdon10
9/26/09 1:51:24AM
Henderson and Marquardt just got skipped over. That sucks
mentalcase
9/26/09 2:08:29AM

Posted by higdon10

Henderson and Marquardt just got skipped over. That sucks



hendo and marquart already had there chance they will fight to see who gets a second go
SpiderSilva
9/26/09 3:01:58AM
Well this fight makes me think Silva has his work cut out for him to make it 11-0 in the UFC
snakeplissken
9/26/09 3:22:39AM

Posted by mentalcase


Posted by higdon10

Henderson and Marquardt just got skipped over. That sucks



hendo and marquart already had there chance they will fight to see who gets a second go



Hendo in particular didn't just lose on a narrow points victory either he got his butt whooped by Silva too. I don't think Hendo deserves the shot either. He beat Bisping who most people on here (Not myself) reckon isn't a contender anyway?
Manak
9/26/09 5:18:43AM
Hendo's last 3 fights after losing to silva

Michael Bisping KO (Punch)
Rich Franklin Decision (Split)
Palhares Decision (Unanimous)

Nate's fight after losing to Leites

Demian Maia KO (Punch)
Martin Kampmann TKO (Strikes)
Wilson Gouveia TKO (Strikes)

Vitor's fights after losing to hendo which was at 205

Rich Franklin KO (Punches)
Matt Lindland KO (Punches)
Terry Martin KO (Punches)
James Zikic Decision (Unanimous)
Ivan Serati Cage Rage 21 TKO (Punches)

Each fighter is on a a winning streak. 2 of them were handled by silva. Hendo has been going to decision but for the bisping fight only because he wanted to KO him which he cant do to silva. i feel like he lost to franklin. Nate has been Finishing top guys but their striking is not close to silva. Vitor is still yet to ace silva plus he is considered to have the fastest hands in MMA which in every fight silva has always been faster so this is a new test. Plus he KOed to former champs with the opening minutes. But vitor has been know to fold under pressure. then again vitor is suppose to fully dedicated now. plus vitor.silva would make more money. It makes more sense to have vitor fight silva and have nate/hendo for the next shot fight; all on the same card too would be nice
mrsmiley
9/26/09 8:46:40AM
I'm excited to see this.
I think Vitor is the first guy to have a legit chance of dethroning Anderson since Hendo.

War Vitor!
mshalosky
9/26/09 10:09:45AM
I dont see how u guys dont think hendo deserves it. sure he already lost to anderson but he pretty much dominated anderson in the first round. Plus dana already said that hendo would get the next shot. And i dont really think vitor has a shot at beating anderson he has faster hands but with andersons kicks and knees vitor will be in trouble. Who even knows if he would make weight?
I think hendo should get the next shot and marquardt ahould fight vitor.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
9/26/09 10:57:36AM
Sounds good to me, I still think Nate and Dan fighting each other would be good but if Dan moves up then thats cool to and then Nate Marquardt can fight the winner of Silva and Belfort ...

also if Dan goes to StrikeForce-Mousasi by SUB
jae_1833
9/26/09 4:56:06PM
I thought it was going to either Dan or Nate personally. However a fight between the two for #1 contender would have been awesome! Now what I see happening is Vitor losing in the 2nd round via TKO. Then Dan will probably fight Anderson at LHW (immediate title shot if Dan wins!) and Nate will probably just have to wait it out....they may give him someone in the meantime but that depends on if he wants to risk his #1 Contender spot or not.
xdanish020
9/26/09 7:32:35PM
205 has better fights for Hendo anyway, and he could still get the shot at the winner of this fight. I don't really want to see Hendo/Marquardt because I feel that would eliminate a contender. If anything let Hendo get a fight or two at LHW and have Marquardt fight the winner of Okami/Sonnen.

I hope Vitor gets up for this fight against Anderson.
RMFG_187
9/26/09 8:52:54PM
Hendo doesn't deserve it, neither does Vitor. Marquardt should deserve it, but Vitor hasn't faced Anderson yet so technically he would be best fight.

Can't wait to see Vitor get KOd
Frost_777
9/29/09 12:02:38AM
I gotta say i'd rather see the vitor vs anderson fight than any rematch, I just hope i finally get to see anderson drooling on the floor of the octagon! God i hate anderson
lohmann
9/29/09 12:39:03AM
It makes since for the UFC to do this as soon as possible. Belfort is on a winning streak, is recognizable, and appeals to a lot of fans even if he's not as deserving as Nate Marquardt.

If Henderson or Marquardt got the crack against Silva in his next matchup, that would mean the other would likely be put into a match with Vitor Belfort. The odds would be stacked against Belfort should he fight Marquardt or Henderson, so it would still likely mean Silva would have two rematches on his hands. It's probably best for business for the UFC to feed new contenders to Anderson Silva instead of recycling old matchups.

I think Belfort's best bet against Anderson Silva would be on the ground. Some positional control for 25 minutes would get him a thoroughly unentertaining decision. Should he stand up and strike, I see no reason to believe Vitor Belfort poses much of a challenge in anything but KO power.
Kpro
9/29/09 12:49:16AM

Posted by tallica62

belfort is good, but 1 fight then a title shot....unfair to some others who have been busting their ass... im still excited to see it, but others deserve it first... but then again who really cares...not like anyones gonna beat silva



I agree that Hendo and Marquardt deserve it more having done more for the UFC but...


Anderson only had to beat Leben, so he deserved his shot less than Vitor does.
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