Countdown to UFC 187: Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
It’s Countdown to UFC 187 as not one but two titles are on the line in what’s sure to be one of the biggest nights of fights for 2015. The current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman takes on the former champion “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort. In a fight which has taken over a year in the making. Vitor Belfort represents the old school of mixed martial arts have been around the game since it’s inception. One of the original pioneers in the sport, for Belfort to be challenging for a title is only a testament to his durability and talent.
Chris Weidman represents the new school, the next generation of fighters. Who has raised the sport to the next level and pushed it into the next stage of its evolution. So this bout for many will signify a definitive time in the sports change since Vitor reigned. But that was then and this is now and there has been so much water under the bridge.
Since the Belfort was a champion in the sport there have been several recorded instances of him cheating. and this is something which has not gone unnoticed by the current champ. He believes that Vitor has pretty much cheated his way through the sport. using every opportunity to get the upper hand. Even when that meant putting his opponent’s life in jeopardy.
Weidman explains how Belfort is the last of the old legends from Brazil that he will have to beat. As he leads the charge and ushers in the next generation of MMA talent. And alongside him in the camp is top welterweight contender Stephen Thompson. Brought in especially to simulate the striking of Belfort, as well as some of the champions previous opponents. All the action takes place at UFC 187 when Weidman will defend his middleweight championship against legend Vitor Belfort.