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Vitor Belfort wants CM Punk at light heavyweight for last fight

Vitor Belfort has picked his opponent for his final UFC fight.

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Belfort vs Gastelum Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Vitor Belfort suffered his third consecutive loss against Kelvin Gastelum last Saturday in Fortaleza, Brazil. The former UFC light heavyweight champion then announced that his next fight, which is the last on his contract, will be his final UFC appearance.

During his post-fight interviews, “The Phenom” only spoke about wanting this last fight in Rio de Janeiro. But in a recent interview with AG.Fight, the 39-year-old MMA veteran named who he intends to face and what weight class they would be fighting at.

“I’m going to talk to them (UFC), but I want this fight at 205 pounds. I would love to do this fight in this class,” Belfort said.

“It would have to be an interesting fighter, but not a top fighter. I’ve been fighting good guys before: Dan Henderson, [Chris] Weidman, Dan Henderson, ‘Jacare’ [Souza], [Gegard] Mousasi and now Kelvin [Gastelum],” he continued. “These are all hard fights, so if you can book a smoother fight… What’s the name of that guy from WWE? CM Punk would be a good fight. CM Punk, let’s get it on. That would be a really good fight.”

The next event in Rio de Janeiro would be UFC 212, which is scheduled to take place on June 3rd.