Vitor Belfort wants to take on Chris Weidman

Alan Belcher has made it known that he wants to take on Vitor Belfort at UFC 153 in Brazil, but Belfort has asked UFC match maker Joe Silva for a different opponent.

Belfort wrote on Twitter that he wants to take on Chris Weidman, who may be the number one contender in the UFC middleweight division.

“The Phenom” continued to write on Twitter on why he wanted to fight Weidman. “I think this is the fight that will credence me to a title fight so that is what happened,” Belfort wrote on Twitter. “I want the belt but I am not desperate I think weidman is the next for the belt, but Anderson Silva deserve to see who is next. So let’s make this fight the next contender belfort vs weidman the next contender for Anderson Silva.”

Weidman has made it known that he wants his next fight to be against Silva for the UFC title and reacted to Belfort’s comments on his Twitter page.

After UFC 149, UFC President Dana White did not say what his plans where for Silva’s next title defense and said he has not talked to Silva about when he would like to defend his title next.

If Silva wants to fight soon, it appears that Weidman will be the next title challenger because of his performance against Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL TV 4 and Belfort would likely face Alan Belcher.