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Vitor Belfort was booked to meet UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 184; however, Weidman was forced to pull out from the fight with a rib injury. The injury to Weidman left Belfort without an opponent and UFC 184 without its original main event.
Belfort would plead to UFC president Dana White to remain on the card and would be offered a bout with former UFC light heavyweight champion, turned middleweight, Lyoto Machida for an interim middleweight title. Belfort would, however, decline this fight as he was not preparing for a southpaw, but claimed he would take on Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Yoel Romero, Luke Rockhold or Mark Munoz instead. It was later reported by FOX Sports that Belfort also turned down a fight with seventh ranked Gegard Mousasi as well.
While it’s unlikely, we still wait to see if Belfort will be competing at UFC 184 and if so, who will he compete against?
Until then, take a look back at Belfort’s most recent victory, a 2013 first round head kick knockout of Dan Henderson.
Full Belfort vs. Henderson fight below: