Rumors within the MMA industry are swirling about a middleweight match-up in the works between former champion Anderson Silva and third-ranked Vitor Belfort.
The two previously fought in the UFC 126 main event in February 2011. Silva finished the former light heavyweight champion with a front kick to the face in the opening round. It was the first time Belfort had been knocked out in a professional fighting career that began in 1996.
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Silva is currently serving out the remainder of a one-year suspension stemming from failed drug tests surrounding his UFC 183 bout against Nick Diaz. The fight was Silva’s return to fighting after suffering a gruesome leg break in his rematch against current champion Chris Weidman in the UFC 168 main event in 2013.
Training partner Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza would like to see Silva take a warm-up fight before facing Belfort for the second time. After all, Silva has only competed once since December 2013, and his last fight was 11 months ago.
“Anderson is impressive, but, in my opinion, as a friend and seeing him as a guy that is helping me now, ….View original article