Reports are surfacing that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will likely face Vitor Belfort at UFC 108 in January.
Following his first round TKO win over Rich Franklin at UFC 103, 67% of our visitors said that Belfort should get the next shot at “The Spider” in a poll here at FightLine.com, far eclipsing the 12% for Nate Marquardt and the 21% for Dan Henderson.
Silva is coming off of a high profile win against Forrest Griffin at UFC 101. Though Silva stated that he is healthy and ready to fight before the end of the year, UFC President Dana White disagrees.
“Contrary to whatever the hell [Silva] is saying, he’s not 200 percent healthy,” White told MMAJunkie. “He’s having some bone spurs removed from his elbow, which is a simple little procedure that happens, but you’ve got to have recovery time.”
UFC 108 takes place on January 2, 2010 from the the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay tuned to FightLine.com for further updates on the event.