Vitor Belfort Wants to Fight Chael Sonnen, Says "His Time Will Come"

Mike HodgesCorrespondent ISeptember 8, 2011

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Chael Sonnen has made more enemies than friends in the UFC.

Sonnen's disrespectful remarks towards Brazilian fighters has made him a marked man, and it appears Vitor Belfort has his eye on the outspoken middleweight. 

His verbal attacks have come against some of Brazil's most prominent fighters including Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Wanderlei Silva. 

In an exclusive interview for TATAME Magazine's September edition, Belfort said he would welcome a bout against Sonnen in order to defend the honor of Brazil. 

“I do want (to fight him)," Belfort said.

"I’d really love to fight him, even more because of the crap he’s talked about Brazil."

Belfort adds that Sonnen has never accomplished anything credible in his career and is only notorious for trash-talking. 

"The Phenom" is one of Brazil's most respected and accomplished fighters and recently got back on track with a knockout victory over Yoshirhiro Akiyama at UFC 133. Both fighters are likely one or two wins away, but a win over Sonnen to earn a title shot would seem fitting to the Brazilian.

Belfort said he anticipates the matchup.

“His time will come, and when it comes, brother, it’s just do the job the way I’d do against any other opponent,” he said.