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UFC Quick Quote: Vitor Belfort can do whatever he wants, but he has to wait for a title shot

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UFC President Dana White is denying Vitor Belfort of a title at Chris Weidman's middleweight title in favor of setting up what would be a highly anticipated rematch between "All-American" and Anderson Silva.

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"Anderson Silva has gone undefeated since 2006 and has beat everybody and held the title. He deserves the rematch. Chris Weidman said that before he even fought him. Vitor is just going to have to wait - he is not getting a rematch. He can text, Tweet, write fucking letters, call his Congressman -- he can do whatever he wants to do. He's going to have to wait. Anderson Silva is getting the rematch."

-- From the moment the UFC 162 main event ended, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has been all kinds of fired up and is requesting a chance to fight newly crowned 185-pound king Chris Weidman, who defeated Anderson Silva in Saturday's (July 6, 2013) main event. UFC President Dana White said during the event's post-fight press conference (watch it here) that he had received "172 text messages" from Belfort at the conclusion of the bout. However, despite his impressive back-to-back wins over Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, "The Phenom" is going to have to wait in line, as Silva will be granted an immediate rematch with Weidman at an undetermined date. While White commends Belfort for his persistence, he believes a Weidman-Silva rematch could be the biggest fight in UFC history and won't pass the opportunity to make it happen.

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