By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Despite being handily dismantled by Anderson Silva back at UFC 126, Vitor Belfort still believes he’s capable of dethroning the champion, and he’s not afraid to make that known.
In a recent interview with MMAInterviews.TV, Vitor dished on Silva, as well as the brash self-promoting machine, Chael Sonnen.
When asked about the current champion, Belfort responded with respectful confidence, stating, “Hands down, he won the fight. We won’t question that. We won’t question his ability. We won’t question his greatness as a fighter. He really accomplished his training that he did. It was a lucky moment, but it wasn’t a lucky kick for him because he trained that kick, but it was a lucky moment in the fight. He knows I can knock him out.”
As for Chael, Vitor was surprisingly open to serve compliments.
“If they want to give this fight to Chael Sonnen, Chael Sonnen has his moment, and I think he’s the only guy who deserves to fight Anderson Silva in the moment, but besides him, I think I deserve a rematch,” states Belfort. However, it wasn’t all compliments aimed at Chael, who Belfort does seem to respect.
“Chael Sonnen is a very boring fighter. He doesn’t knock people out, but he can wrestle you, and if you don’t know the Jiu-Jitsu game, you’ll be in trouble with him,” Belfort observes.
Check out the full video interview right here: