It’s hard to say what came over Rockhold during the staredown. Maybe it was the length of time Belfort took to get his weigh-in ritual completed. Maybe it was the fact that Belfort placed his fist a bit too close to Rockhold’s chin during Thursday’s staredown. Maybe it was the boos from the Brazilian crowd.
Whatever the cause, Rockhold wasted no time getting up close and personal with Belfort after Belfort stepped off the scale. Rockhold, with his hands by his side, walked toward Belfort and didn’t stop until he made contact with the former UFC champion. Belfort then shoved Rockhold back before the UFC handlers rushed in.
For good measure, Belfort dragged his finger across his throat.
Things will be interesting on Saturday night in Brazil.
Full UFC on FX 8 Weigh-In Results
Vitor Belfort (186) vs. Luke Rockhold (186)
Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Ronaldo Souza (186)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Evan Dunham (156)
Rafael Natal (186) vs. Joao Zeferino (185)
Hacran Dias (146) vs. Nik Lentz (146)
Mike Rio (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154)
John Cholish (156.2)* vs. Gleison Tibau (156)
Michel Prazeres (171) vs. Paulo Thiago (170)
Yuri Alcantara (136) vs. Iliarde Santos (134)
Roger Hollett (204) vs. Fabio Maldonado (205)
Azamat Gashimov (126) vs. John Lineker (126)
Chris Cariaso (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126)
Jeremy Larsen (155) vs. Lucas Martins (153)
*Will have an hour to lose weight.