Vitor Belfort- top 10 middleweight?

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Yes 63% (30)
No 6% (3)
Needs a few more fights 31% (15)
Franklinfan47
1/25/09 10:11:21AM
After his big (and kind of scary) KO win over Lindland last night, a long time top 10 middleweight, do you think Belfort warrants a top 10 spot?

In my opinion, yes. He's coming off two big KO wins and if he can stay consistent (I know, I know), he could be great once again.
bls1919
1/25/09 10:39:07AM
I think 1 more dominant win puts him there for sure. He looked great against Lindland and all i have to say is DAMN!!! Lindland got KTFO!
tuvok500
1/25/09 10:44:31AM
After yesterday's KO i putted him at my 10th spot in the WW.

It will be hard for him to move higher if he don't go to the UFC tho, my top 9 are UFC fighters.



breakdown5
1/25/09 11:54:17AM

Posted by tuvok500

After yesterday's KO i putted him at my 10th spot in the WW.

It will be hard for him to move higher if he don't go to the UFC tho, my top 9 are UFC fighters.






Was thinking the same thing.
JackHammerXXX
1/25/09 12:01:33PM
that he is a WW???

Or that he is top 10, being number 10?

He dropped to MW
mrsmiley
1/25/09 12:04:51PM
Vitor Vs Manhoef.

I kept thinking about that this morning.

I wouldn't put him their yet,but one or 2 more good wins like that and yes he will be their.
nickcuc547
1/25/09 12:09:55PM
absolutely top 10, look at the guys he's fought and the guys who have beaten him, all studs, the win over lindland puts him in the top 10, knocking misaki out in my rankings.
Twenty20Dollars
1/25/09 12:27:52PM
Vitor could fight Lawler.
MattHughesRules
1/25/09 12:29:09PM
I think at MW Vitor is definite top 10 material. I am going to say he needs one more big win at MW to get in. I think all of the fights he is looking for are in the UFC though....and I am not sure what that relationship is like. At any rate he looked awesome last night. He was powerful and accurate. With his jiu-jitsu and those hands...wow....potential! Can he be consistent? Let's wait and see.
higdon10
1/25/09 12:56:18PM
I have him as #10
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
1/25/09 2:20:54PM
Would like to see him fight akiyama , mousasi , manhoef , lawler before he hopefully goes back to the ufc .
sparky
1/25/09 3:36:15PM
Vitor has put himself in 10th with that nasty KO of Lindland in my opinion. He needs to go to the UFC to fight better middle weights. The UFC has most of the best middle weights in the world thats where Vitor needs to be.
breakdown5
1/25/09 3:56:00PM

Posted by JackHammerXXX

that he is a WW???

Or that he is top 10, being number 10?

He dropped to MW



That he is at number ten in the top ten at MW. I should probably read the posts for typos when I quote them.
loller90278
1/25/09 4:15:24PM

Posted by tuvok500

After yesterday's KO i putted him at my 10th spot in the WW.

It will be hard for him to move higher if he don't go to the UFC tho, my top 9 are UFC fighters.






akiyama and gegard arent in your top 10?
RhythmAndStyle
1/25/09 4:51:40PM

Posted by tuvok500

After yesterday's KO i putted him at my 10th spot in the WW.

It will be hard for him to move higher if he don't go to the UFC tho, my top 9 are UFC fighters.





if your top 9 MW are in the UFC than you're missin out..i know most people watch UFC..but your list is missin Robbe Lawler,Garard Mousasi,Jorge Santiago,Yoshihiro Akiyama and maybe even Kazuo Misaki..if your top 9 seriously is all UFC..that's a pretty weak MW rankin..
cmill21
1/25/09 5:55:12PM

Posted by loller90278


akiyama and gegard arent in your top 10?



Are you joking with that question? lol
cj_striker
1/25/09 8:15:01PM
Needs one more quality win then he definitely is. I would love to see him fight Lawler, and him and Lawler both back in the UFC.
copcopps
1/25/09 8:52:00PM
Lindland's overall a top 5 guy so he definitely deserves it unlike Brock who I really don't think Randy as a top HW.
loller90278
1/25/09 11:43:55PM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by loller90278


akiyama and gegard arent in your top 10?



Are you joking with that question? lol



haha cmill. tuvok is on the far left, you are on the far right, and im somewhere in the middle. but im definitely leaning more towards the right

tuvok wont recognize any fighter thats not in the UFC. (or whoever isn't gsp)
Pitbull09
1/26/09 12:21:00AM
Prob deserves a bottom top five spot. Hopefully everyone is going to be like Ortiz and start making Vitor the next Cung Le/ Shamrock/ Fihlo and argue he would "destroy" Anderson SIlva.
grimreaper
1/26/09 12:55:49PM
I don't see why not it's not like anyone else is showing they deserve to be
loller90278
1/26/09 2:22:16PM
actually that'd be a great fight

cung le vs vitor belfort..

that has fireworks written all over it!
prozacnation1978
1/26/09 5:31:21PM
i think he is i would say either 8 ,9,or 10
MondayNiteMauser
1/31/09 3:13:08PM
Vitor Belfort might not be in the top 10. I think he's definately top 5 most dangerous though. One more big win and Vitor is right there in the top 5. The UFC needs to sign him back and give him Okami.
casey64
1/31/09 4:11:26PM
I believe a few more fights, then he'll be there.
bls1919
2/2/09 7:31:36PM
Vitor vs Manhoef would be epic. Somone would be sucking dust off the canvass for sure.
tmas
2/3/09 8:06:50AM
he needs to beat someone in the top 10 before he in the top 10
Franklinfan47
2/3/09 8:50:41AM

Posted by tmas

he needs to beat someone in the top 10 before he in the top 10



You don't consider Lindland a top 10?
jiujitsufreak74
2/3/09 3:32:44PM

Posted by Franklinfan47


Posted by tmas

he needs to beat someone in the top 10 before he in the top 10



You don't consider Lindland a top 10?



i personally do not/did not. his fight with Fabio was sloppy and showed that Lindland is merely a former shell of himself. he is now 3-3 in his last 6 fights, and even if you discount the Fedor loss he still hasn't defeated a top 10 fighter in...well frankly i don't remember the last time he has defeated a top 10 fighter.
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