"I agree (that Vitor getting a title shot is a little strange). On the other hand, who else is out there? Who else is out there from a fan perspective that will make it become an interesting fight?"
"Vitor is pretty well-accredited. He was the (UFC 12) heavyweight champ, he was the (UFC) light heavyweight champ, but I do agree he’s never fought at 185 in the UFC. So, I see both sides. But out of all the options out there, I think it makes sense because who else would there be?"
"It could be Okami. It could be Nate Marquardt. But everyone can argue their reasons why. You could say, ‘Hey Vitor is undefeated at 185 pounds. He knocked out Matt Lindland who was the number two ranked guy at the time, back in the day. So you have an argument, it’s justified."
"(The UFC) has never had to convince us to take any fight. We've never, with any of our fighters turned down a fight, ever."
-- Check out the full video interview with Ed Soares on the The MMA Hour.
Anderson Silva (27-4)
Win Chael Sonnen - Submission (Triangle Armbar) UFC 117
Win Demian Maia - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 112
Win Forrest Griffin - KO (Punch) UFC 101
Vitor Belfort (19-8)
Win Rich Franklin - TKO (Punches) UFC 103
Win Matt Lindland - KO (Punches) Affliction
Win Terry Martin - KO (Punches) Affliction
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