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Almost three years have passed since Vitor Belfort last battled in the Octagon.

After apparently resurrecting a career that was supposed to have been nothing but great when it began over 11 years ago, Belfort is ready to return to the promotional company that as he puts it, made his legacy.

Belfort will meet UFC matchmaker Joe Silva on Wednesday, the Brazilian told Sherdog.com, and is specifically looking to avenge his last bout in the UFC, a split decision loss to Tito Ortiz.

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Post #1   12/11/07 6:55:44AM   

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I hope this does come through, I love Vitor, I hope he gets back to the old Vitor and starts to knock people the F*** out again. Maybe Wandy 2.

Post #2   12/11/07 7:23:24AM   

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"we did it mama"

Yeah ive always thought that Vitor can get back to his best and be the PHENOM he once was, he belongs in the UFC but 205 is stacked now, if he could lose weight and muscle and make 185 then he would be a force

Post #3   12/11/07 8:05:54AM   

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I want to see him back like he was before. I'm excited for him to make his return and beat up Tito to get back on track.

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I'm done waiting for the "Old Vitor". As a matter of fact I'm thinking the Old Vitor was never quite the fighter he was made out to be. He never had an anser to the striker's kryptonite--clinching top control wrestlers, and that's been his story for as long as he's been fighting.

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Posted by fullerene

I'm done waiting for the "Old Vitor". As a matter of fact I'm thinking the Old Vitor was never quite the fighter he was made out to be. He never had an anser to the striker's kryptonite--clinching top control wrestlers, and that's been his story for as long as he's been fighting.


I agree, for the most part.

I think Belfort could be a decent signing, but I'm not going to hold my breath, waiting for him to rock the show. I think he'd lose to Griffin, Ortiz, and Thiago Silva due to the style matchup, and I think he'd lose to Rampage, Hendo, Wandy, Chuck, Jardine, Machida and Shogun because they're better than he is.

But I think he'd probably be a good matchup for Evans, Bisping, Nakamura, Lambert, Bonnar, or Alexander, and he'd be a stiff challenge for any new guys that come along.

All in all, I'd say give him a shot. If he goes three-and-out against mid-level guys, that's okay.

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But with time im sure his takedown defence has got better, he would be a stiff test for the guys who like to bang but spose you would have to favor him to lose against a good wrestler

But what about Vitor at 185? In a division with few good wrestlers that could do that to him?

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I would definately like to see him in the UFC. But I don't think he will ever be top 5. But he would make an awesome gate keeper.

But than again at 185 he may be awesome.

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Vitor brings it every time he fights. In a sport where being entertaining and having personality equal relevancy, I belive Vitor is very marketable. And that's the bottom line. What do you do with a fighter who is good but no personality? You pair him up with Sokoudjou to get him KO'd like they are with Machida. Vitor can enter the UFC, win 50% of the time while bringing awesome fights, win or lose, and get resigned again and again because of one thing, big money draw. I'll guarantee you that Houston Alexander can do the same. In the end, the best win out in the UFC, but the marketable win out even more. And thats what Vitor has, maketability.

If he calls out Tito, and either beats him or gives him the hardest beat down he's ever gotten but loses in the end, that still makes him valuable.

And on an end note, remember, he's only 30 and if he can recreate himself now, he has a long and productive career ahead of him with no distractions such as the ordeal with his sister.

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I would love to watch him knock out Tito like he should of before the only thing is if he does beat Tito im not sure he is the fighter he once was and im not sure if he could hold up to some of the tougher guys in the UFC anymore. An interesting match even though if it would happen it would be a long time ago would be vitor vs forrest i think that would be a pretty good fight.

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glad to see him back, hope he drops to middleweight he will get pushed around in the light heavy, but as a middleweight he could be quite a force

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The only way i would be excited about this news is if he was coming in a middleweight there is no chance of him going anyware in the LHW division...

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Belfort is washed up.

He has been fighting mediocre (at best) competition for too long now to be able to contend with the quality in the UFC.

I'd love to see him back at his best, but I fear given the aforementioned, we may never see this again.

The last fight I saw him in was in Cage Rage 23, and we all know how bad the quality is there - he even managed to look ordinary at best in that fight - not to mention the fact he looked in appalling shape.

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Belfort v. Alexander???!?!?!!??!?!?!?!

any takers??

Post #14   12/11/07 12:43:27PM   

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I am not real excited for Vitor back in the UFC. That is unless he is going to fight at Heavyweight or Middle weight. I think he would not stand a chance in the light heavy weight division. I think he would stand a great chance against half of the middleweight and heavyweight divisions.

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