Dana White believes the logical opponent for Chris Weidman is the same one that was initially supposed to face: Vitor Belfort.
Although it seems like an obvious suggestion, the Brazilian is in quite a problematic situation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which could complicate matter significantly if the fight is to take place in North America.
The former UFC light-heavyweight champion was subjected to a random drug test administered by the NSAC several weeks before the commission took the decision to ban Testosterone Replacement Therapy. That decision led to a domino effect that ultimately saw Belfort removed from his title fight against Chris Weidman in favour of fellow former champ Lyoto Machida.
Now, Dana is set to play the waiting game and see how things “play out.”
“I think what’s next – what I’d like to see and you’d like to see – is Vitor Belfort.” White said at the post-fight press conference. So let’s see what happens with itor. If this guy can get his business handled. Let’s see how this thing plays out.”
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