UFC President, Dana White on Wanderlei Silva: “I want him to fight Vitor Belfort.”

UFC President, Dana White wants Wanderlei Silva to face fellow Brazilian, Vitor Belfort in July, even though he continues to lobby for a fight with the very heavy handed fan favourite, Chris Leben instead.

White, speaking at the UFC 128 post-fight press conference, said:

“We offer him the Vitor (Belfort) fight, and now he’s on Twitter lobbying to fight Chris Leben. I don’t want him to fight Chris Leben, I want him to fight Vitor Belfort. Vitor Belfort has accepted the fight, wants the fight, now we’re waiting for Wanderlei to accept.”

“Wanderlei Silva turned down Brian Stann, too. Wanderlei turned down the fight with Brian Stann. We asked him to take that fight and he turned it down. That’s the fight (against Belfort) that I want. Wanderlei is lobbying for a Chris Leben fight.”

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