Belfort Questions Ethics of UFC Title Shots
UFC on FX 7's Vitor Belfort just doesn't when to keep his mouth shut these days. "The Phenom" is unintentionally tarnishing his name yet again, this time in a Brazilian newspaper entitled O Dia (via ESPN.co.uk).
When asked about the controversial subject of number one contenders in the UFC, Belfort apparently forgot about a recent match-up of his own career when he expressed his frustration towards the fact that upcoming opponent Michael "The Count" Bisping will be awarded a title shot at Anderson Silva if he is victorious this Sunday night.
"There's not much I can say about what qualifies you for a shot at the title in the UFC. It hasn't been happening much by merit, but by politics. I can't answer you that. The one who can is Dana White. I just do my job, which is to fight and win. My right is to train and represent my country."
Belfort is obviously telling us that he doesn't believe Michael Bisping is the rightful number one contender in the middleweight division. Instead, he prefers when people earn their title shots fairly by randomly being given the chance to fight for a title in a division they don't intend to stay in unless they win the belt.
It's like the TRT speech all over again. In an attempt to spread his opinion on the UFC's treatment of Bisping, Vitor also manages to admit that he wasn't qualified for his fight with Jon Jones at UFC 152 last September, a title shot that he definitely didn't earn through the traditional requirements to say the least. Between his last blunder and this one, we can't help but wonder if Belfort is even aware how much he incriminates himself just about every time he talks to the media as of late.
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