While speaking to members of the MMA media in Brazil on Friday, top-ranked UFC Middleweight contender Vitor Belfort confirmed that he will be challenging Chris Weidman for the title at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2015.
“On Feb. 28, I will be stepping inside the cage and winning this belt.” Belfort said. “It’s going to be good, right after Carnival.”
“The Phenom” continued, “Los Angeles is a great place, the first place I lived when I moved to the United States. It was the right place. I’m really happy with this news.”
Following up on previous comments he made regarding Weidman’s lack of activity due to injury, Belfort talks again about an interim title.
“He was active this year, but he got hurt twice,” Belfort said. “An interim title keeps the division moving. The only person that wins with it is (the champion) that got hurt. It’s frustrating for everyone – fighters, media and fans – to see that you won’t have a title fight.”