Vitor Belfort on Forrest Griffin Turning Down Fight: “It’s good to have this kind of recognition”

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort has revealed that Forrest Griffin was offered a chance to face him at UFC 155 after his original opponent was bumped from the card early next year, an offer the TUF 1 winner shot down.

Vitor, speaking via UOL, said:

“I met with Forrest and he told me that he volunteered for a list of six names and mine was the first. He said he would face any of them except me. It’s good to have this kind of recognition. I am here to serve the company.”

“My weight, my category, are the medium. I am adaptable. But I do not have much time left in my career and I want to have great challenges, be in whichever weight it will be. I can make great fights and don’t run from anybody, I’ll be always ready.”

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