“I want the belt. The belt belongs to Anderson today and I want to fight him. He cannot fight this year, but I won’t wait for him. I’m cheered up and training here in Las Vegas for November. It was the schedule they (UFC) gave me and now it’s time to expect it to take place. I know all of his game, I know all his jiu-jitsu, stand-up game, I know he likes spinning kicks and uses elbows. If I touch my hand on him, he falls and won’t stand on his feet anymore. If I get close like Chael Sonnen and Demian Maia did, my fire power is bigger than theirs. A fight is a fight and we know these are two champions fighting, two persons with conditions, so the most important is be smart in each second of the match for nothing goes wrong. But he knows that, if my hand touches him he won’t stay standing up. That’s not a promise, that’s a fact. I’ll go towards him, I know what I want, I’m focused and don’t doubt on what I can do. I’m very excited. Speaking about this makes me feel like fighting now (laughs)”.
Vitor Belfort squares off Yushin Okami at UFC 122 in November, but "The Phenom" maintains that reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva is fresh on his mind. Normally a gentleman, Belfort decided to start to hype the much-expected match up, making sure he will do what nobody else in the division managed so far: To knockout "The Spider." Is "The Phenom that good on his feet to put Silva down with his fast hands or will it turn into just another repeat episode in which the champion ends up with the belt around his waist, continuing to etch his name in the MMA history books?