Will Vitor Belfort's mental preparation be on point when he steps in the cage to face Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8? UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall says that will be the deciding factor as to who wins in Brazil on May 18, 2013.
Chael Sonnen believes UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is the best in MMA today, saying "Bones" could defeat Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson in the same day. Pretty big compliment, but is it an honest assessment? Or good old fashioned mind games?
Why is UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones doing work at the Gracie Barra gym in New Mexico? He may have to work off his back against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 next month, a place where "The American Gangster" could exploit his 'weakness."
If Vitor Belfort can manage to 'knock off' a few more top contenders in the UFC's middleweight division, Dana White won't be able to deny "The Phenom" a chance to rematch 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva.
Vitor Belfort called for a rematch against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones after his recent UFC on FX 7 win, but, unfortunately for "The Phenom," he didn't do enough in their initial encounter to warrant a second bite at the "Bones" apple.
After winning "Fighter of the Year" at the World MMA Awards (again), UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones reflected on his tumultuous 2012 fight campaign, one that consisted of two big wins inside the cage and two major upsets outside of it.
Can Michael Bisping finally get over the hump and find his way into competing for a UFC championship? According to "The Count," it his his 'destiny' to be a world champion in MMA and his next step is defeating Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7.
Dana White recently confirmed Michael Bisping would get a title shot if he beats Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7. However, "The Phenom" reveals that he told White to get another opponent ready for "The Spider" because "The Count" is going down.
While there were superb submissions in 2012 - including some that were technically harder to pull off than this year's winner - there was no submission that did more to change a career and the sport itself than Ronda Rousey's armbar of Miesha Tate.
Vitor Belfort is staying loyal and picking his countrymen, Anderson Silva, to best Jon Jones should the "super fight" become a reality. "The Phenom" also says the victory will be accomplished by Silva doing what he does best, striking on the feet.
The longer Michaal Bisping's upcoming middleweight fight with Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 lasts, the greater his chances for success become because, according to the Brit, his Brazilian counterpart lacks endurance and will turn into target practice.
Michael Bisping confirms he would accept a fight with Vitor Belfort if the UFC brings it to the table. And in the event he's tasked with fighting the winner of Tim Boetsch vs. Chris Weidman instead, "The Count" is confident he would be victorious.
The UFC's middleweight division is as stacked with talent as it ever has been. One of the 185 pound fights that fans have pleaded for is a throwdown between Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort, but they may have to wait just a little bit longer.
Before he fights Chael Sonnen in April, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will need to rehabilitate the ligament strain in his elbow, which was a direct result of Vitor Belfort's armbar attempt in the UFC 152 main event last month in Toronto.