Belfort to Mousasi: 'If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it'

Vitor Belfort tells Gegard Mousasi that he hasn't earned the right to fight him, and does so while speaking in third person.

Vitor Belfort has probably become one of the biggest surprised in mixed martial arts over the past few years. Since returning to the UFC, Belfort has gone 5-2, with those two losses coming against Jon Jones and Anderson Silva.

While controversy does follow Belfort, a former steroid abuser, for his use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, he has a very legit claim to being a top middleweight contender. But lately it's been light heavyweight Gegard Mousasi who has wanted a shot at Belfort.

Vitor doesn't feel that Mousasi deserves a shot at him, and took to speaking in third person to explain why.

Here are the quotes via MixedMartialArts.com:

"If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it," said Vitor Belfort. "It's just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals - you cannot just because you won something a long time ago. No, you have to earn your spot.

"I don't like it how people are using Twitter trying [to get opponents]. I want to fight for the belt -- that's my goal. That's the goal of a fighter, that's the goal of an athlete in the UFC. That's the goal of Vitor Belfort -- I'm a winner, I'm a champion. That's what I want, that's what I'm fighting for. I've been proving, I've been earning, so the only thing I see next for me is fights that will bring me up…

"This is division [is full] of great athletes. If Mousasi wants to fight someone, go fight Luke Rockhold, go fight Michael Bisping. He has to prove himself, that's how it is in this sport, you have to earn it. If you want something, earn it, and I did."

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