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Vitor Belfort doesn't expect a striking match against Weidman: 'Only if he's crazy'

The UFC veteran said that the 185-pound champion has a lot of flaws to be explored.

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Vitor Belfort doesn't think that Chris Weidman will have the confidence to fight standing in their upcoming title bout at UFC 181, on December 6. According to "The Phenom", to win his "third world title" he promised in an interview to Ag. Fight that he will explore the flaws that he sees in the game from the UFC Middleweight champion.

"He will fight standing against me only if he's crazy. I'm ready to have a third world title at a third different weight class. I see a lot of openings from him and I'm studying this game since last year. I'm not focusing in his strengths but in his weaknesses and we saw that he has a lot."

At 37 years old, Belfort feels that his experience is determining in his moment at MMA.

"Motivates me the fact that I'm at this sport for almost two decades, training and fighting at a high level. Today I can ally the talent that I received from God with maturity and experience. I have gained my spot in different weight classes an this is something that nobody can take away from you."

UFC 12 Openweight tournament winner and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Belfort is 1-3 in title fights at the octagon. In his last three appearances, all fighting for the Middleweight belt, Weidman beat Anderson Silva twice and Lyoto Machida in bouts that mostly were fought at the striking range.

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