Belfort Was Open To Fighting Romero, Not Machida At UFC 184

After the Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort being rescheduled three times, Vitor Belfort asked the UFC for an interim title fight to be made. The UFC agreed and offered Belfort an interim title fight against former light heavyweight title holder Lyoto Machida.

However, Vitor eventually opted against fighting Machida, claiming he would not fight anyone but Weidman unless the UFC stripped the “All American” of his title.

Here is what Vitor said via his official Facebook Page:

“My focus was always the middleweight belt and I climbed the ladder to achieve my position, This is why I won’t fight for an interim, but if UFC gives 8 weeks and the middleweight belt available for dispute I fight with anyone from the ranking. Not for an interim, but the middleweight belt!”

Belforts wife and manager Joana Prado later posted on instagram:

“Vitor Belfort didn’t close the deal I was expecting when I asked Romero for the interim, so we decided to wait for Weidman in May, It is what it is. I know we will come back stronger than ever, even when the situations are bad!”

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