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Vitor Belfort not interested in fighting Gegard Mousasi

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11:03 AM ET 07.01 | UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has been hearing his name coming out of the mouths of potential opponents over the past few weeks and he doesn't seem to appreciate the free publicity. During a video interview that you can find on Sherdog.com, Belfort addressed former DREAM and Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi, who has been calling out the former UFC tournament champion. It didn't take long for those who saw the interview to realize Belfort was unhappy with the proposal from Mousasi, who the mixed martial arts veteran doesn't feel deserves to step in the cage with him.

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July 2, 2013  07:08 AM ET

Instead of telling us why "this guy/that guy" doesn't belong in the cage with you... Show us. More importantly, show him. Problem solved and you set the tone for every other pretender who dares to call you out. On top of this, no one can ever say you ducked an opponent.

July 2, 2013  03:18 PM ET

Mousasi.. WHO??

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July 3, 2013  01:46 PM ET

Wow. My comment was removed. Well, needless to say, I'll repost - edited of course...

Belfort is a [remove whatever word I posted here, negative comment, subjective female body part, etc...]. If you are a professional fighter, don't duck an opponent. Accept the challenge, beat him bloody, and move on.

July 3, 2013  08:25 PM ET

If calling out opponents gives you matches and titles shots,so be it,but i fidn it stupid.Mousassi needs to win a few more fights before challenging veterans.

 
July 5, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

If calling out opponents gives you matches and titles shots,so be it,but i fidn it stupid.Mousassi needs to win a few more fights before challenging veterans.

I don't disagree at all. But for a "better" fighter to say he does or doesn't want to fight someone because of the challenge is ridiculous. Belfort should say "Yes. I fear no man. Qualify to fight me and you've got it." and leave it up to TPTB to make the best matchups. Even if the Mousasi fight isn't desirable by Belfort's camp, don't 'duck' an opponent.

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