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Renzo Gracie: Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva nearly came to blows in hotel lobby (Video)

"The second one was between Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva. They're in the lobby of the hotel in Abu Dhabi and they're arguing, they're almost fighting, I got there and looked. There was nobody there. I looked at them and I say 'Boys, just to make things clear, if you guys fight I'm not pulling you guys apart. I will sit and watch because I'd love to see this fight,' and you know so they stop arguing right away and both walk away (Laughs)."

Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, and Renzo Gracie walk into a hotel lobby in Abu Dhabi ... no, that's not the start of some UFC joke, it's what happened when the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion headed to United Arab Emirates for UFC 112, which was originally headlined by a contentious middleweight title fight pitting "The Phenom" against "The Spider" -- until Belfort got hurt and was replaced by Demian Maia. Gracie (via Submission Radio) was also on that card, in a three-round stinker against Matt Hughes, but helped diffuse what could have been a public relations nightmare (or not, depending on how you spin it).

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