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Vitor Belfort likely to fight winner of Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva

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According to a Dec. 23 post from MMA Junkie, UFC President Dana White says Vitor Belfort could be next in line for a title shot against whoever wins the UFC 168 main event between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva.

“On Saturday night, if Chris Weidman wins or Anderson Silva wins, the next massive, huge fight that everyone wants to see is Vitor Belfort,” White said. “That’s what everybody wants to see.”

With no other legitimate middleweights in contention for a title shot, White was at a loss for words when asked who else might fight Weidman or Silva following UFC 168.

“Vitor Belfort’s next,” White said at first. “Or – I don’t know.

“You never know what happens here.… Anything could happen, but there’s nothing but big fights for Vitor.”

Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) headline the massive UFC 168 event on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Silva says everything will be different when he enters the cage opposite Weidman this time around.

“The last fight is in the past,” Silva said. “I’m really looking forward to this next fight, and everything is going to be different.

“Obviously we made a few changes. When you see a mistake, you’ve got to get back and see what that mistake is and change a few things. But like I said, that’s in the past, and everything is going to be different from now on.”

Silva stopped short of guaranteeing a win, but he says he is 100 percent confident in his abilities and that he'll be coming hard to get his belt back.

“I’m motivated by the will and the desire to do what I love, which is to train and to fight,” Silva said. “There’s no reason to wait for fight night. I feel very happy right now. I’m in a great mood, and I’m training harder than ever. There’s no reason for anything to go wrong, and I’m 100 percent sure I’m going to win.

“There’s not much left to be said. I just thank my fans. On the 28th, everyone make sure to tune in.”

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