Vitor Belfort Says It Was The UFC’s Decision To Pull Him From UFC 173 Fight

Vitor Belfort has spoken out about pulling out of the UFC 173 title fight against Chris Weidman, stating that in actual fact the UFC made the decision to pull him from the fight, that it was not decision like we had been made to believe.

He posted the statement via his facebook page, heres what he said regarding the matter:

“I never gave up fighting in UFC 173 and never mentioned it. Therefore, all information posted in any mass media advertising that is not true.

What I announced was that I will be resigning “TRT” and not “giving up the fight” to continue my dream of fighting.

The UFC decided to put another opponent in my place because I didn’t have time to fit the new rules of the NSAC. According to the UFC, I will face the winner of Weidman vs Lyotto within the new regulations of all the Athletic Commissions.

I’m sorry that this happened, and I appreciate the strength and understanding of all fans, sponsors, UFC and athletic commissions “.

Vitor Belfort

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