Broken Hand Forces Vitor Belfort Out of Fight With Wanderlei Silva
LAS VEGAS -- As if the UFC hasn't had enough obstacles thrown its way this month, word came down on Saturday that another big fight has dropped out.
Vitor Belfort broke his hand in training and had to withdraw from his "TUF: Brazil" coaches fight with Wanderlei Silva. The match was scheduled to be the main event of UFC 147 on June 23 at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte.
"I wake up this morning and I find out Vitor Belfort breaks his hand and he has to have [expletive] surgery," White said.
The original plan for the event was to hold the Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen middleweight title rematch in Brazil, but logistical concerns forced the company to move the bout to UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas. Belfort vs. Silva was chosen as the backup option, but with the former UFC light... [via MMA Fighting]
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