UFC 109: Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort Off

Anderson Ed soares

Anderson Silva manager Ed Soares has been hinting that his fighter was upset the UFC lifted Vitor Belfort into title contention after just one win in the UFC against Rich Franklin. Now, Soares confirms that the UFC middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort must be delayed due to a slow recovery after having surgery to remove some bone fragments in his elbow. Like we didn’t see that coming.

Ed Soares,

“Anderson’s recovery is going really, really well … He’s coming back, and his recovery is doing really good. His physical therapy is going really well. He’s getting better range of motion. He’ll be back 100 percent for sure.”

“At the end of the day, it’s going to be a great fight … Like I said before, I don’t think [Belfort] deserves a title shot, but that’s over with now. It is what it is …. Whoever the UFC puts in front of us, we’ll fight. We’ve never picked our opponents.” [MMAJunkie]

It is not known if the UFC will just find a replacement for The Spider or just delay the fight a couple of months.

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Comments

  1. BULLSHIT!!!! I blame all this shit thats been going on , on Brock Lesnar ,ever since he steped foot in the UFC fighters have been sick or surgery. Its like he is bad luck!Na, just playing, I think Anderson is scared of Vitor. All Anderson is doing is prolonging his ass woopin.Anderson please rest up because when Vitor gets done going through the next couple of fighters he is comeing for you.

  2. Oswald Gobblecock says:

    You said "just kidding" after the Lesnar thing but was expecting to see that after the "Anderson is scared of Vitor" comment as well. You can't be serious. lol Riiiiigggghht!

  3. With all these fighters geting sick or surgery , Maybe UFC needs to shut down for about 2 yrs. This way Brock can be undefeated for the 2 yrs UFC shuts down. It seems lately these fighters fight one fight a year and get hurt or sick right before the next fight. Thank GOD for other MMA divisions. I hope this pandemic dose'nt rub of on SRIKEFORCE.

  4. Hall are you smoking a joint? Anderson scared of Vitor you must be kidding. Anderson has never been in trouble on his feet. Believe me Anderson is too good for Vitor. Vitor is a quick and fast but Anderson will time him and pick him apart. If chukee boy could drop vitor so could Silva.

  5. Sounds like maybe Ed Soares is scared for Anderson, and where dose he get off saying Vitor dosent deserve a title shot this soon; Brock got one fast didnt he?; I think UFC wants this fight to happen because maybe they figure this is Andersons chance to loose his title. I for one have Vitor wining this one.

  6. Anderson is on top of his game and Vitor is not going to beat him. remember vitor breaking mentally when things dont go his way. remember vitor gassing out. he had to go to the hospital because over exhaustion after the tito fight. Silva is to precise and he will dodge and block every pucnh vitor thows at him. you guys thing silva is just gonna stand there with his hands down. Cmon silva is too good for vitor

  7. just an opinion says:

    wtf is ed talking about? i bet he he blow a load in his pants when anderson got his title shot after beating "chris leben", and vitor doesnt deserve it? shut up ed.

  8. that what i was thinking, i don't think victor would win or that anderson is scared of him but i don't remember them complaining about cote or leites.

  9. I dont think that Vitor deserves it based on the fact that I think there are other people better than him at middleweight. However I can see why he got it because he did beat Franklin and Silva has already beat everyone else. I'm not buying into any Vitor hype. I dont think he stands a chance against Silva and I want Silva to just fight at 205 now.

  10. Oswald Gobblecock says:

    Honestly, he didn't complain about Cote or Leites but you could tell they didn't take them seriously either but knew there were no other challenges since he cleaned out the division. He didn't complain about Rich or Hendo as well.

    Now I know Hall is delusional… Strikeforce (The minor league) has a HW champ who hasn't defended his belt in how long and the MW champ just now relinquished his belt after almost 2 years. Let's not even put SF and UFC in the same category. SF is much closer to Aff and E XC than it is to UFC.

  11. thats why i don't think they complained, they knew cote and leites where not a threat where victor although he does not deserve a shot and is inconsistant is still a threat.

  12. On pretty much any comment Hall has on this web page he is in someway bashing UFC and trying to make Strikeforce look better. Or he somehow thinks all the people who were a big part of Pride are the best fighters in the UFC. Hall…..Strikeforce doesn't have much competition and Pride is over with. Get over it.

  13. Oswald Gobblecock says:

    Right roy, but he also didn't complain about Franklin (either time) or Hendo. I can see why they would think Vitor isn't worthy but I don't think any1 at MW is. Silva isn't ducking any1, any hater who says otherwise (Hall) is fooling themselves.

  14. Say it aint so Muay Thai Say it aint so.Pride has never been over , it lives on through its fighters and fans. I dont remember all this sickness and injurys in Pride causeing all these delays ,man its geting bad,. I know I talk shit about UFC but I cant help but to watch the fights, I love MMA , but it seems lately they anounce fights that change more so now than they use to. They get us all wound up for a fight and then stop it wid some bullshit. I understand some guys get hurt or sick but hell lately its everyone of them.FROM NOW ON WHEN THEY POST A FIGHT I'M NOT GOING TO BELIVE IT TILL I SEE IT! MAYBE I NEED TO SMOKE ONE AND CALM DOWN

  15. Oswald Gobblecock says:

    Or Riddlin…

  16. yeah i don't think he is ducking anyone or afraid of anyone, of course he would not complain about hendo or franklin they where the top guys for him to fight i just think he dosn't want to fight a guy who may not be the top mw but can pose a big danger, alot to lose and maybe not as much to gain.

  17. DAMN IT. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN REDONKULOUS.

  18. AT JON

    YEAH BOCK GOT A TITLE SHOT ON HIS FORTH FIGHT …COUTURE GOT ONE ON HIS THIRD ….NOT AFTER ONE ……!!!!! AND IF EVERYONE REALLY THINKS VITOR'S KARATE WILL TAKE OUT SILVA THINK ABOUT WHO HIS TRAINING PARTNER IS ……..!! REALLY PEOPLE …..THIS WILL BE FASTER FIGHT THAN WHEN GRIFFIN LAID AT THE FEET OF SILVA ……!! I WENT FOR VITOR AT UFC 103 BUT IN REALITY HE CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BEAT THE SPIDER !!!

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