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Vitor Belfort: Forrest Griffin Declined A Fight With Me

Vitor Belfort recently disclosed that Forrest Griffin placed his name on a list of fighters that Griffin was unwilling to meet. For Belfort, that served as a sign of respect.

“Griffin said he would face any of them except me,” said Belfort, in an interview with the Brazilian news source UOL. “I am here to serve the company.”

Belfort was recently defeated by Jon Jones in a bout for the UFC light heavyweight champion. “The Phenom” added that he is more than willing to remain at 205 pounds, or go back to middleweight if that is where the UFC wants him. Belfort is rumored to be headed for a match with Michael Bisping, but nothing has been confirmed by the promotion.

“I do not have much time left in my career and I want to have great challenges,” Belfort said. “I can make great fights and don’t run from anybody.”

Griffin will meet Phil Davis at UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II after his original opponent, Chael Sonnen, was removed from the bout.