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Luke Rockhold says that UFC title fight with Chris Weidman is '100 percent on'

The MMA world had already had its share of uncertainty around UFC title bouts when middleweight champion Chris Weidman publicly shared a rumor he'd supposedly heard that he was not going to fight number one contender Luke Rockhold next, as had been previously announced. "I don't know when I'm fighting next," Weidman told MMAmania.com. "There are rumors that he [Rockhold] might be...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Everyones fighting for 12 lbs. of gold Pt. 2

This edition’s analysis covers the champions who will most likely hang on to the strap beyond New Years, but still face challengers that pose viable threats. If these champions can make it past the end of 2015, they are set for an exciting 2016. It’s just a matter of seeing how these cage warriors respond to the current questions surrounding their title reign. Here are the probables...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gagard Mousasi Challenges Vitor Belfort To ‘Clean Fight’ In Japan

Vitor Belfort might only be four days removed from a TKO defeat to UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, but that didn’t stop Gegard Mouasi (pictured) from calling out the veteran for a showdown in Japan.However, Mousasi threw out a stipulation that most would consider to be a given, but you never know with Belfort.“@vitorbelfort & I both have a following in Japan. As...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Speaks Out About Drug Accusations; Vitor Belfort’s Loss At UFC 187

Anderson Silva was accused by some fans of attempting to make fun of former rival Vitor Belfort when he posted up a video of himself training jiu-jitsu following ‘The Phenom’s’ loss to Chris Weidman on Saturday night at UFC 187. A frustrated Silva then wrote a lengthy message on Instagram claiming to not even having seen the fight and then also went on to vent about people...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman TKO’s Vitor Belfort In First At UFC 187

This UFC 187 middleweight title fight produced fireworks with Vitor Belfort initially having the champion Chris Weidman in trouble on the feet, only to then find himself on the receiving end of a sustained ground and pound assault as Weidman earned a first round TKO victory. Round One: The middleweight title fight is underway with a touch of the gloves. Head kick attempt from...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort left little to regret at UFC 187

There were times during Vitor Belfort's long MMA career where he didn't give himself his best chance to win fights. His third fight against Randy Couture, nearly 11 years ago, was one such frustrating example for fans of "The Phenom." In that contest, Belfort allowed Couture to simply walk him backwards into the cage and initiate a clinch. Belfort fought the take down admirably,...
Via Fox Sports
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187: Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort (Video Highlights)

Chris Weidman (pictured) promised he would finish the “cheater” Vitor Belfort quickly on Saturday at UFC 187. Let’s just say Weidman is a man of his word. After taking some vicious punches in the opening minutes, Weidman scored an easy takedown and unleashed some ground-and-pound. Belfort stood no chance once the scrap hit the mat. Weidman advanced to full-mount and really...
Via 5thRound.com
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Explains Why He Called Vitor Belfort a Cheater After Destroying Him at UFC 187

At the weigh-ins Friday for UFC 187 it got a little interesting between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. In a nut shell--Weidman called Belfort a cheater. No one likes to be called that so Belfort likely thought that he would exact his revenge in the Octagon. Well--that didn't happen.Belfort came out hard, but in the end was beaten down even harder by the defending middleweight champion...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 Results: Weidman, Cormier Win World Championship Belts (Videos)

Chris Weidman and Daniel Cormier have won the UFC middleweight and light heavyweight championships, respectively. Weidman’s match went unbelievable quickly, as he defended his middleweight title and took down Vitor Belfort at 2:53 of the opening round by TKO due to punches landed by mount. Weidman appeared to be over matched for the majority of the opening round and was even knocked...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman puts Vitor Belfort away, tells the world 'stop doubting me'

Chris Weidman proved once again why he might just be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport as he survived an early onslaught from Vitor Belfort before powering back to get a TKO finish in round one. On Friday during the weigh-ins, Weidman went after Belfort because of some pre-fight drug testing that he believes showed adverse results and accused the Brazilian of cheating...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman TKO’s Vitor Belfort In The 1st Round At UFC 187 (VINE)

Chris Weidman defended his Middleweight title tonight at UFC 187 via 1st Round TKO of Vitor Belfort. Weidman was in trouble early in the first round when Belfort unleashed a fury of punches while keeping him inside the clench.  After Weidman was able to escape, Belfort was taken down and Weidman went to his bread and butter. Check out the TKO. Once Chris Weidman gets control,...
Via Total Sports Blog
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Angrily Accuses Vitor Belfort Of Still Using TRT

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman initiated a heated exchange with Vitor Belfort during their staredown at the UFC 187 weigh-ins yesterday, and soon after explained that the reason he got hot under the collar is that he believes ‘The Phenom’ is still using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. “This is a guy who needed testosterone replacement therapy for the majority of...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Irate Vitor Belfort ‘Still Cheating’ Prior To UFC 187

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is not a happy camper. And it’s understandable, considering UFC 187 opponent Vitor Belfort, who is eight years his elder and supposedly suffered from such low levels of testosterone that a doctor needed to prescribe testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), yet registered nearly as much as four times as much testosterone than Weidman did during...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 ‘Johnson vs. Cormier’ weigh-in results and replay

This weigh-in was so important that they needed not 1, not 2, not 3, but an unprecedented 5 cage girls present at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highlights in a nutshell – Nina Ansaroff missed weight by 4 pounds which makes her fight against Rose Namajunas to kick off the Fs1 prelims a catchweight affair. Things got very chippy between Scoggins-Sampo and...
Via Fight Booth
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 Preview: Two titles, one night -Part 2

UFC 187, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada is such big fight card that it deserves a two part preview.  The main events feature Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier and Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort and if you want analysis and predictions for those fights, click here.  This article is dedicated to the undercard of UFC 187 because this event is so loaded with talent...
Via isportsweb.com
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort: 'This is the best moment of my life'

Vitor Belfort sometimes says some pretty kooky things, and he's been mired in plenty of controversy, over the years. None of that changes the fact that he's been one of the best and most exciting fighters in MMA for nearly 20 years. He's also set to face middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 187 this Saturday, after missing all of 2014. Asked during a media scrum this week how...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Notable non-title fights to watch during UFC 187

With the weigh-ins for UFC 187 coming closer and closer, anticipation is building for the fighters. This Saturday, the UFC has composed what is sure to be a spectacular card for MMA fans around the world. The UFC decided to make this a co-main event, where there will be two championship bouts. The first championship bout will feature two Middlewieghts. Chris Weidman will be looking...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 is Must See TV

In a time where the mediocre has become the norm, rare jewels like UFC 187 have become incredibly few and far between. An event stacked from bottom to top with tremendous fighters, and fights. Recently UFC undercards have resembled more who’s that, rather than who’s who of MMA. This card is different, and it’s going to be special. The Fight-Pass Prelims Josh Sampo vs. Justin...
Via Fight Booth
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 ‘Weidman vs. Belfort’ full countdown video

UFC middlweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0) will look to take out another Brazilian middleweight contender when he takes on Vitor Belfort (24-10) in the co-main event of UFC 187 next Saturday night. This is the 4th time these two have been scheduled to face one another over the past two years and now that we’re less than one week out, we’re hoping UFC officials channel their...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Rockhold chokes out Lyoto Machida

Luke Rockhold (pictured) may have entered Saturday’s scrap against Lyoto Machida as the fourth ranked UFC middleweight, but he likely left the cage as the division’s top contender. Sorry, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.  Machida fell to the mat in the opening round after eating a punch (it also looked like he slipped at the same time), but “The Dragon” was never able to recover...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockhold: 'I don't think Vitor Belfort deserves anything, I wish nothing good for him'

Emotion can fuel a fighter, but sometimes it can also serve as a distraction. UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold believes to this day the anger boiling over inside of him ahead of his debut in the Octagon against Vitor Belfort was still the biggest factor that cost him a loss. Since that fight, Rockhold has learned to keep his emotions in check and it paid off in a big way...
Via Fox Sports
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Weidman’s Grit and Technical Prowess be too Much for Belfort at UFC 187?

(Mandatory Credit: USA Today Sports) The two best middleweights in the world, champion Chris Weidman (12-0) and challenger Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (24-10), were supposed to meet nearly a year ago at UFC 173.  Between then and now, due to injuries and questions surrounding PED use, the highly anticipated bout has been scheduled 4 different times.  Hopefully the 4th time’s...
Via The Sports Journal
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 ‘Jones vs. Johnson’ official event poster, updated fight card

187. If you’re like me, the first thing that pops into your head when you hear this number is the soothing sounds of the Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg classic “Deep Cover,” which is a lovely track inspired by the penal code for murder in California. It’s also the number of (keep your hands off this one please injury gods) what on paper is looking like the most stacked pay-per-view...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort: Chris Weidman should be drug tested as much as me

There is no question that UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort is an all-time great. In nearly twenty years as a pro, he's accomplished a great deal and won many titles. Perhaps most impressive of all, is that he's still relevant and challenging for the top spot in the sport at this date. In May, he will challenge 185 pound champ Chris Weidman for the middleweight world title, in Las Vegas...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187: Jones Vs Johnson / Weidman Vs Belfort Trailer

Check out the first trailer for UFC 187’s blockbuster Memorial Day weekend event featuring two major title fights as lightweight champion Jon Jones takes on Anthony Johnson and middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman faces Vitor Belfort. —
Via Fight Of The Night
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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