Despite being forced out of last weekend’s UFC 147 main event against Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort found a way to make headlines this week.
In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Belfort called out middleweight contender Michael Bisping and criticized Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, but perhaps his most interesting comment was centered on UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
I don’t know how long I will stay in this division. I wanted to do more, two or three fights. If my body will no longer permit this big weight cutting, I will go up (to 205 lbs). I am not afraid of Jon Jones or somebody else...It's not for me to choose my opponents.
Obviously, Belfort doesn’t fear anyone inside the cage, but is a potential fight against the man who many have called the most talented MMA fighter of all time really a good idea for “The Phenom”?
Assuming Belfort does eventually make his way back up to 205 pounds, an eventual matchup against “Bones” would actually be an intriguing fight, especially since Jones will have all but cleaned out the light heavyweight division if he defeats Dan Henderson this fall.