Vitor Belfort's Wife Predicts 'Chicken' Wanderlei Silva Gets KO'd in 19 Seconds

Jordy McElroy@ IMay 30, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Mixed martial artist Vitor Belfort holds his daughter Kyara Belfort as he poses with his wife, model Joana Prado, and son Davi Belfort and daughter Vitoria Belfort as they arrive at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

Vitor Belfort's wife, Joana Prado Belfort, has plenty to be upset about following Wanderlei Silva's recent comments about her husband.

Silva, who was fired up about Belfort pulling out of their scheduled UFC 147 bout, took to Twitter to call out his longtime rival for being a "disrespectful amateur." translated the former Pride middleweight champ's comments.

"[Fighting me] with one hand [laughs]? We are professionals. It's a great irresponsibility not to be careful on training, a great disrespect towards the fans. I'm really sad. I'm ready to knock you out, you have nowhere to run. This fight is happening. I guess you got scared of me. Nobody trains so hard that breaks his hand. We use the best equipments, gloves, bandages.

If you were scared, you shouldn't have accepted it. If you really got it broken, it's amateurism and if you didn't, you're scared. In both scenarios, it was irresponsible of you towards the fans. Pardon the word, but I'm pissed with your amateurism. A main event on the biggest event of the world and the guy shows up like that."

Belfort has chosen not to acknowledge Silva's remarks, but his wife Joana is a completely different story.

She responded to Silva's comments with a little message of her own on Twitter.

"The only thing Wanderlei can do is talk too much, he chickened out several times on fighting Vitor. And now he comes to mention that my husband is ducking? 

"If you doubt the next opponent of UFC147 it beats the record @ vitorbelfort of 40 sec or Chris Leben 20 seconds hahahaha"

Silva was knocked out by Belfort in his UFC debut back in October 1998. The two are serving as opposing coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil," and they were expected to have their long-awaited rematch at the show's conclusion in the main event of UFC 147.

Unfortunately, the bout was scrapped after it was announced Belfort had suffered a broken hand in training that would require surgery.

Silva is still slated to compete on the card, but a replacement has yet to be named.