Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort knows he is still a few wins away from competing for the UFC middleweight title again. However, that doesn’t mean he can’t keep Michael Bisping from earning a shot at Anderson Silva.
The two will collide January 19 from Sao Paulo, Brazil in the main event of UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping. With a win, “The Count” will lock up a match with Silva in 2013.
“I already told (UFC president) Dana (White), choose another guy to face Anderson because he’s not going to get through me,” said Belfort, while appearing on The MMA Hour recently. “That’s the bottom line.”
Belfort (21-10) agreed to step up and face Jon Jones for the UFC 205-pound title in 2012, but was unable to figure out the youngster. The loss snapped a two-fight winning streak for the 35-year-old.
While “The Phenom” would like another chance at Silva, he isn’t concerned with that right now, saying, “I don’t care. It doesn’t change anything in my life. God is my provider and I have a fight and I’m winning. That’s the only think I know: I’m winning.”