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Luke Rockhold predicts Vitor Belfort will pull out of Chris Weidman title fight after PED-free body 'falls apart'

And when it does, Rockhold will be ready and waiting to step in.

"I just don't think Vitor is going to make it to the fight. I'm gonna be ready. If he's clean and healthy? He'll probably get injured. His body is going to fall apart. It's too frail. He's been doing this shit for too long. If he realizes he can't compete off [drugs], he's probably going to try to slip something in and get popped with a test. I just think somehow or another, he's going to fall out. I'm going to be ready."

Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Luke Rockhold would love to get paid to silence Michael Bisping (probably because of this), but tells MMA Fight Corner he currently has his sights set on a much bigger prize, namely the UFC middleweight title, currently held by Chris Weidman. While Vitor Belfort is scheduled to face the "All American" at UFC 181 on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rockhold predicts "The Phenom" will pull out of the championship contest once his "frail body falls apart" from years of performance-enhancing drug (PED) use. Belfort holds a knockout win over the former Strikeforce champion -- in Brazil during the TRT-tor era -- and has been clamoring for a rematch ever since. Sour grapes? Or just saying what most people are thinking?

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