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Maybe Vitor Belfort Won't Leapfrog Nate Marquardt For Title Shot After All

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When it was initially announced that Vitor Belfort was getting the next crack at UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva, everyone from Ed Soares to Belfort himself acknowledged that this was at least partially bullshit. The good news is that, with Anderson Silva still sidelined due to a lingering injury, Belfort looks like he'll get his chance to prove he deserves the shot in a top contender bout with Nate Marquardt. Think of it as a rare instance of an injury pullout by a UFC champ resulting in a fight that probably makes more sense than the original title contest. When you think about how often this type of thing has been happening to the UFC of late, it only makes sense that sooner or later it would have to turn out to be a blessing in disguise. That's just the law of averages at work.

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Post #1   12/1/09 2:54:40PM   

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I thought Nate was fighting Chael Sonnen?

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Post #2   12/1/09 3:16:28PM   

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Posted by KaibaThedon

I thought Nate was fighting Chael Sonnen?



Rumored but never confirmed I believe. With all the injuries and fallouts they've had lately with main events, this matchup makes sense as a headliner or co-main event.

Post #3   12/1/09 3:18:44PM   

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I like Nate 60/40 in a matchup vs. Vitor, to be honest. He's not going to be intimidated, he can take a shot, and he's got the muscle and technique to control Belfort. As long as he can get past those hand cannons Belfort calls fists.

Post #4   12/1/09 3:19:23PM   

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im tired of all the chaos that is the MW division.

i wish they would just start from scratch and set up a tourney or something, that way we wouldnt have to read a different story everyday about whos fighting who

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I think that we can still assume that Vitor and Anderson are still going to fight, just not at UFC 109 like originally planned due to the healing process of Anderson's surgery taking longer than expected.

"A few of Silva's detractors have suggested the champ is avoiding a fight with Belfort while allowing a new middleweight contender to emerge. Soares, Silva's manager, insisted in October that Silva will fight Belfort as soon as possible."

I don't think that Silva's managers would be making these claims public unless it was confirmed by both themselves and Belfort's managers.

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Posted by george112

im tired of all the chaos that is the MW division.

i wish they would just start from scratch and set up a tourney or something, that way we wouldnt have to read a different story everyday about whos fighting who



i really think the blame has to be put on Anderson and his management....if they didn't throw a monkey wrench into everything the UFC tried to do with the MW class, there wouldn't be so many stories.

I mean honestly, who are they to say Vitor shouldn't get a title shot after 1 win, Anderson got a title shot after 1 win....and he beat a much weaker fighter in Leben, than Belfort did (Franklin) to earn it.

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I pray to Vitor Jesus

Post #8   12/1/09 4:06:50PM   

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i heard this fight will happen at ufc 109
if it is for a interim belt it remains to be annouced but good co main event

sonnen may now face a cote or even a akiyama now

Post #9   12/1/09 4:38:27PM   

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WARRRRRR VITOR BELFORTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!

if this fight is gonna happen

Post #10   12/1/09 7:01:13PM   

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I'm drooling like a bulldog in heat, this is a fight I want to see. This should be a war and a much better fight then Belfort/Silva. A lot of things can happen between these two fighters but I guarantee everybody will be satisfied.

Post #11   12/1/09 7:17:26PM   

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PLEASE oh PLEASE let this happen. I want more than anything for Marquardt to derail the Phenom with brutal GnP. WAR THE GREAT!!!!!!

Post #12   12/1/09 8:01:13PM   

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Good deal. Nate's gonna get the next shot after all

Post #13   12/2/09 12:14:56PM