Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender, Vitor Belfort, has been licensed by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), something once thought impossible, for the upcoming UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) event on May 23 in Las Vegas.
And his opponent, Chris Weidman, couldn't be happier.
2 months pic.twitter.com/58h6tElQta— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) March 24, 2015
These two were expected to hook 'em up at the UFC 184 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last month in Los Angeles, Calif.; however, Weidman was injured in training camp and forced to postpone his latest 185-pound title defense, much to the chagrin of "The Phenom."
Sorry, no interim title for you.
On the flip side, it was Belfort who canceled their first proposed meeting at UFC 175 when he flunked his pre-fight drug test, the cause for all of the recent hoops he was forced to jump through. Now all we need is for both champion and challenger to make weight and we have ourselves a co-main event.