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Vitor Belfort calls for Anderson Silva rematch in Rio this March, has already begun training

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It’s no secret that Vitor Belfort is on the last leg of his infamous mixed martial arts (MMA) career. “The Phenom” can still deliver knockout power at any moment in a fight, but his movements have slowed at the age of 38. Maybe that’s why Belfort has collected a 1-2 record since defeating Dan Henderson back in 2013. Considering Belfort is a legend around these parts, it shouldn’t come as surprise that the prolific finisher wants another crack at fellow Brazilian Anderson Silva before it’s all said and done.

“It was never anything personal with Anderson Silva, he just had what I wanted, which was the title.,” said Belfort in a recent interview with Combate (translated by Bloody Elbow). “I think it’s a fight the fans would like to see and the UFC is willing to negotiate. I know they to make big fights and if they’re going to make a lot of money with this fight. We might as well make some, too. It would be quite the huge fight.”

Remember, Silva landed arguably the best knockout in MMA history when he front kicked Belfort into oblivion at UFC 126 to retain his illustrious middleweight title. It’s a fight that Belfort would probably redo over any other loss on his resume, including his other titles loses to Jon Jones, Chris Weidman and Randy Couture.

“My camp has already begun, I want to fight in the first semester of 2017,” added Belfort. “If the fight happens in March, in Rio, I’m in. I stopped who I was, which was an aggressor, and that’s what I’m going to start doing again from here on out.”

If Belfort is coming full steam ahead, “The Spider” better watch out. Silva was last seen losing to Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 this past July ….View full article

Source:: mma mania