When UFC on FX 7’s main event entered the second round it appeared that the advantage had clearly moved to Michael Bisping’s side of the Octagon. After all, Vitor Belfort’s UFC record in fights that had gone past the first five minutes was not the best, 0-5 if you are keeping track at home.
There’s a first for everything, and at the 1:27 mark of Round 2 Belfort moved that record to 1-5 when he stopped Bisping with a high kick that was followed with a ground-and-pound assault.
After the fight Belfort unleashed quite a tirade during his post-fight interview. Somewhat oddly, considering he had just defeated the No. 1 contender in the middleweight division, Belfort called for a shot at the man who had defeated him at UFC 154, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
He also ranted against Chael Sonnen, calling the man who is scheduled to face Jones at UFC 159 a “clown” and specifically calling UFC president Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta to remove Sonnen from the fight card.
Luckily for all, Sonnen was working the desk on the UFC on Fuel and was ready for a response, telling Belfort he would be happy to arrange Belfort’s travel to meet Jesus. He then made it clear that he would accept the challenge.
Some interesting times lie ahead for the UFC’s light heavyweight division.