MMA  > General MMA  > Vitor Belfort is back
August 23, 2010, 09:38 AM
And he claims he might fight Sonnen in November!

That is a great match.
I feel for him, as he had a shot at the champ and now he will need to pass through Sonnen first. but on the other hand, a win against Sonnen will legitimize him fighting Silva.

What do you think, FN???
August 23, 2010  10:10 AM ET

I think that Vitor has a better sprawl for stopping Sonnen than Anderson, and is actually a better BJJ fighter than Anderson.

Vitor also has a better striking skill set for Sonnen; less kicks and knees and more lighting fast punching.

I think that Vitor dominates Chael and then gets his shot.

I am intrigued to see Vitor Belfort's 185 pound debut in the UFC.

August 23, 2010  10:48 AM ET

Why would he not be fighting Anderson Silva ?

August 23, 2010  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why would he not be fighting Anderson Silva ?

Anderson's injured, reportedly out until 2011

August 23, 2010  12:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think that Vitor has a better sprawl for stopping Sonnen than Anderson, and is actually a better BJJ fighter than Anderson.Vitor also has a better striking skill set for Sonnen; less kicks and knees and more lighting fast punching. I think that Vitor dominates Chael and then gets his shot.I am intrigued to see Vitor Belfort's 185 pound debut in the UFC.

while I agree with you, we have to see how Vitor comes back. Don't forget that he is coming out of a long layoff and Sonnen is not someone you want on your first fight back.

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August 23, 2010  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I also think that Vitor could use a warmup...

sonnen is not a good warm up though.
Warmup is usually a guy who is not the #2 contender.
I don't like it (from Vitor's perspective). If he loses to Sonnen, he's last in line for a title shot. That is not fair to him

note: While I don't like the fact he was handed a title shot, it was his. Taking it away is not nice.

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August 23, 2010  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Okami or Leben would be two good fights for Vitor.

exactly!

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August 23, 2010  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Leben doesn't exactly look like a walk in the park these days... If Vitor really believes that he was ready for Anderson, he should be game for Chael.

Sonnen is still on step ahead of Leben. if Vitor could pass through Leben, it would be enough to legitimize his title shot.

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