Dana White puts cooler on Michael Bisping vs Vitor Belfort rumors

Scott Cunningham

In a night filled to the brim with UFC news, Dana White addressed the rumors about the potential Middleweight battle.

Last week, rumors started swirling that Middleweights Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping could meet at a January UFC event expected to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shortly after the reports surfaced Belfort put the brakes on speculation, tweeting, "I don't have anything confirmed about fighting Bisping. It's all rumors. When I know about it will let you guys know"

Tonight on Fuel TV's UFC Tonight, Dana White reinforced Belfort's sentiment saying, it "is not a done deal." While that's not exactly promising it does lend credence to the rumors. If the reports were unfounded, history shows Dana would have blasted the irresponsible media for false claims. This sounds much more like there's still negotiations that need to be made with one or both fighters' management.

Belfort is coming off a Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC 152 where he's was the biggest underdog contender the UFC has ever seen. Despite fighting against the odds, Vitor put Jon Jones in more trouble than the champs ever encountered with a tight first round armbar.

Also at UFC 152, Bisping picked up the very first top 10 win of his career. As many predicted, Bisping managed to outpoint Brian Stann to a unanimous decision victory. If the match with Vitor comes to fruition, once again the question will be if Bisping's questionable chin can hold up to Vitor's big power.

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