A much-awaited matchup to the vast majority of MMA fans, the bout between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort is set to go down February 5 in Las Vegas, according to a recent tweet from the “Phenom”.
However, despite the public demanding the showdown, there’s a large number of people contesting Vitor’s status as challenger to the UFC middleweight belt, how held by Anderson. But if not Belfort, when then has the credentials?
He was heavyweight champion at UFC 12 and light heavyweight champion, but I agree that he hasn’t had many fights in the UFC middleweight division. I see both sides. But considering the options, I feel it makes sense, since who else is there? Remarks “The Spider’s” manager Ed Soares on Bloodyelbow.com.
“Maybe Okami, maybe Marquardt. Everyone can argue their reasons. They cans say: ‘Hey, Victor’s undefeated as a middleweight. He knocked out Matt Lindland, who was number-two in the rankings at the time.’ So there’s an argument, it’s justified,” he adds.
Now what about you, reader, who do you feel should be Anderson’s opponent? Is Belfort the right choice? Comment below.