After finally being licensed to fight in Nevada, Vitor Belfort is confident that he'll beat Chris Weidman in their UFC Middleweight title fight at UFC 181, on December 6. "The Phenom" told Combate.com that he knows how to approach the bout against the champion and warned that he's ready for any situation.
"(Chris Weidman) has a lot of flaws in his game. We'll exploit them. I've been studying Weidman and I believe that you will see a nice fight. I'm ready for five rounds of Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling... This bout has been already very anticipated, I think it'll be a great show."
After winning the UFC 12 Heavyweight tournament, on February of 1997, and the UFC Light Heavyweight belt, on January of 2004, Belfort says he's seeking his third world title.
I'm as hungry as when I won my first world title at 19 years old. Today I'm 37 and I have the opportunity to be world champion for the third time in a third different division. With humility, determination and respect for my opponent, I'll do my best to win my third belt.
Weidman vs. Belfort should have happened on May 24, at UFC 173, but the Vitor pulled out of the fight because the TRT ban by NSAC. The champion instead fought - and beat - Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, on July 5, (the delay was because Weidman's knee surgery delayed the bout).
Then it was announced that "The Phenom" was caught with high level testosterone in levels in a random drug test but the NSAC determined that he could fight in December if he agreed to submit to rigorous testing.