Vitor Belfort Licensed In Nevada, Fighting Chris Weidman In December

Vitor Beflort was cleared to compete by the Nevada Athletic Commission after a hearing Wednesday and is now set to face off against Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.

His freedom comes with three demands. First being Belfort must comply with random future drug testing, he cannot fight until December and he cannot have his next bout anywhere else but Nevada. Belfort’s lawyer said during the hearing that there was a verbal agreement to fight Weidman at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at Mandalay Bay. The bout was made official by the UFC just moments after Belfort was licensed.

Heres what Belfort had to say on his clearing:

“The reason I’m here, I’m open, I’m reasonable, I think that’s what I’m looking for, Not just with me, but with the sport, the fighters, whoever wants to be in the spotlight, fight for a title, be something, they gotta follow the rules. When we are moving by will, some people have skills and some people have will,” Belfort said. “I have a will. God gave me a talent. I have a mission and my mission in the sport is be an example, be a role model and fulfill my dream. I want to prove to the commission that I am a great fighter who follows the rules.

UFC 181 on Dec. 6 could also have a lightweight title fight between champion Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez.

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