"I'm just waiting for the winner (of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 2 at UFC 168)," Belfort said. "I don't create expectations because I can get frustrated in the end. I've earned my shot at the title and I will fight whoever wins this fight. I just want to get in there and hear them say ‘the new middleweight champion'. I have a goal. I will defeat the champion and get the title.
"This fight will be in a soccer stadium," he said. "Whoever wins, I'm sure we can sell out Maracana or any other soccer stadium in Brazil. It would be really interesting.
"I know the UFC will come up with the best idea. They are really focused in Brazil right now. Globo is offering great fights for the Brazilians. I just want to enjoy my training. I will train focused on both, and focused on working my abilities."
Belfort lost his last Middleweight title shot to Anderson Silva via front kick KO at UFC 126 in 2011. He then challenged Jon Jones for the Light Heavyweight title at UFC 152 in September, 2012. Although he injured Jones' badly with an arm bar, the champ refused to tap and submitted Belfort in the fourth round with an Americana.
There has been substantial controversy around Belfort's use of testosterone replacement therapy and some think that the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which suspended Belfort for steroids in 2006, would have issues with granting Belfort a therapeutic use exemption for TRT in Las Vegas.
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