Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has heard enough from Chael Sonnen.
Sonnen has made a name for himself by firing off comments downgrading the likes of Brazilian superstars Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Wanderlei Silva.
Now, Belfort, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wants to face Sonnen inside the Octagon.
“I do want (to fight him). I’d really love to fight him, even more because of the crap he’s talked about Brazil. Actually I don’t want to give him this type of attention, I don’t know why everybody keeps paying attention to what this guy says,” Belfort said. “His time will come, and when it comes, brother, it’s just do the job the way I’d do against any other opponent.”
“The Phenom” rebounded from a loss to Anderson Silva by defeating Yoshihiro Akiyama last month with a knockout. He is 20-9 in his MMA career.
“Who’s Sonnen? He’s never done anything, his fights never sells, he doesn’t knock anybody out, he just brings the trash talk show,” Belfort said. “If he wants to talk, go do another thing.”
Sonnen lost in his quest to claim Silva’s middleweight title, falling by submission in the fifth round while leading on all three scorecards.