Dana White: With a win over Vitor Belfort, 'Impossible not to call Chris Weidman No. 1 pound-for-pound'

UFC president Dana White asks, How's Chris Weidman not number one pound-for-pound if he beats Vitor Belfort?

The UFC has narrowed down the dates, now we can start to debate what the outcome will mean should UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman defend his title against No. 2 ranked Vitor Belfort.

The potential dates for the fight, as pointed out by UFC president Dana White during a media scrum on Thursday are Memorial Day weekend or Fourth of July weekend. What a Weidman victory will mean, well, White feels that there is no room for debate, "He's the best! How's he not number one pound-for-pound if he beats Vitor Belfort? It's impossible not to call him the number one pound-for-pound guy."

When reminded that he recently said that UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao would commandeer the number one spot on the pound-for-pound list with a February 1 win over Urijah Faber, White said, "If he (Weidman) beats Vitor, Barao's f---ing number two."

A win over Belfort would move Weidman's record to a perfect 12-0. Most significant of those victories are his two consecutive stoppage wins over Anderson Silva, a man who had been unbeaten in 17 straight fights before Weidman defeated him at UFC 162 and then again at UFC 168.

The UFC intends to book the Weidman versus Belfort fight in Las Vegas, NV.

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