YES Vitor Belfort called Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones and YES they talked about training together in the near future but NO he wasn't two-timing the Blackzilians squad with a secret rendezvous in Miami this Friday.
Dastardly media took it TOO far, according to a social media post from "The Phenom."
"I want to clear the air that on the rumor of me training with Jon Jones. The office that represent me wanted to use Jon for a commercial in Brazil so I called Malki. He was with Jon at the time and Jon got on the phone to talk with me. We had a friendly talk and he said let's train one day and I said sure one day let's train. It wasn't a serious talk about training. I am a Blackzilian and I am not training with Jon. He is a great guy and I admire him but the media is taking it too far."
I guess Jones, who completely rearranged his travel schedule to meet with Belfort, was mistaken.
Too bad, as "Bones" could have likely given the Brazilian some keen insight on fighting Chael Sonnen, who meets Belfort at the UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 5, 2014 in Las Vegas Nevada, thanks to Wanderlei Silva's dust-up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Move along folks, nothing to see here.