Despite reports suggesting Vitor Belfort would fight Tim Kennedy in his next fight, his wife and manager Joana Prado tells Brazil news outlet Combate that Belfort will not be fighting in the middleweight division unless it is for the UFC Middleweight Championship.
That doesn’t mean that the top ranked middleweight isn’t interested in fighting in higher weight classes, as high as heavyweight in fact:
“It doesn’t make sense that Vitor, who is No. 1 in the rankings, should fight against No. 2, No. 6 or No. 10 in his weight class. His next fight in the middleweight class will be against the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva. If the UFC wishes him to fight in any class above middleweight, we are at their disposal. It can be anyone, Tim Kennedy, even Roy Nelson, but it has to be at 205 pounds or heavyweight – he’ll even fight as a heavyweight. Vitor wants to fight, but in his weight class, only if for the belt.”