Belfort wants to know how old was Weidman when he won his first title
Published: 21.05.2015 • 11:43
This weekend Vitor Belfort is to defend the UFC middleweight title held by Chris Weidman. This will also be his first match since November 2013 when he KO'ed Dan Henderson.
UFC 187 will mark Belfort's fourth title fight in his career. The 38-year-old Brazilian used to be UFC light heavyweight champion while in 1997 he won the UFC 12 heavyweight tournament. He has a tremendous experience with 24 wins and 10 losses.
“This is the best moment of my life,” Belfort said. “How many fighters are going to be able to leave the legacy that I did? Nineteen years ago I was a champion. I know people don’t talk much about when I was a champion because they don’t consider me the youngest champion. But I had to fight two times in a night, guys with no gloves, the sport was totally different.
“At 19 years old, I came and I conquered. I became the youngest champion of the UFC. It was another organization that used to own it, not Zuffa. But you can not deny facts. I won that. I won a title at light heavyweight and now I’m coming to the middleweight title. Nineteen years ago, how old was Chris Weidman. What grade?”
Watch UFC 187 live this weekend on Fight Channel.