Exclusive: Vitor Belfort welcomes rematch against Wanderlei Silva
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It looks like that Vitor Belfort wants Wanderlei Silva’s "number one ticket".
Few hours after "The Axe Murderer" calling out Vitor Belfort in exclusive interview with TATAME, we spoke with "The Phenom", who accepted the challenge and left the decision about the highly expected rematch in Dana White’s hands.
"Let's do it, brother. I accept it", Vitor said, praising the fighter he defeated by TKO in UFC Brazil, in 1998. "He’s a great athlete, a great champion, and it would be a pleasure to fight him. It’d be a highly anticipated fight, very important for the sport.
"Whatever Dana (White) says I’ll do, I never chose opponents and I won’t do it now. But he made the challenge and I’m accepting it. I just don’t wanna wait for the UFC Rio to come back, I wanna fight first", he added.
Will Brian Stann wait, and the UFC set the rematch between former UFC and Pride champions? It’s up to you now, Dana White.