Vitor Belfort offers his $0.02 to Tatame.com on potentially fighting his former teammate Anderson Silva for the middleweight belt:
“The problem is that Anderson has too much people around him. I like him, I still like him after everything he said. I still cheer for him, but I think he has a lot of people around him”, said, saying that, no matter what, he’ll face anyone the UFC put in front of him. “I’m an employee, he’s an employee too, we can’t pick up fights. Of course that’s a fight I wouldn’t like to do too, I like him a lot, no matter what he says”, explains Vitor.
MMA Mania elaborates a bit:
…Silva has remarked that Belfort is not his friend, but someone who he respects and is willing to fight without reservation if called upon. “The Phenom” is the latest addition to the UFC middleweight class and someone who company president, Dana White, would like to see earn a title shot to one day challenge “The Spider.”
“I certainly won’t be a part of one of my guys fighting another one of my guys,” Jackson says. “But the UFC is Dana’s organization so he can do whatever he wants. … That’ll be between the fighters — for myself I just stay out of it. It’s their organization and we work for them, so it would be a matter of what the fighters decide. I really think when push comes to shove the fighters won’t give in on that. I hope so.”
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