Dana White: No Way I’d Let Vitor Belfort Fight in Brazil If He Was Cheating Down There (Video)

August 30, 2013
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Dana White UFC on Fox 8 Post_9291-478x270UFC president Dana White addresses the controversy surrounding Vitor Belfort‘s TRT use and fighting in Brazil for the third time in-a-row on Nov. 9 against Dan Henderson.  White explains the reasoning in putting the bout together and the real reason Belfort is fighting in Brazil.

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  • Mark McDowall

    Funny thing is that Mark Ratner from the NSAC said he would never approve Vitor for a TRT license, and what Nevada does most other states follow. So where would Vitor fight besides Brazil?? Lets call it what it is…yes he sells in Brazil, but he most likely wouldn’t get licensed in the US…so why put together a big fight if thats the case??

    Way to go Dana…How’s A-Rod doing by the way?

    • Ping

      Please post a link of Ratner saying this. Many people have said it yet I have done internet searches and cannot find him saying that anywhere. Why would he allow Forest Griffin and others who use TRT to continue fighting? Also Dana would be talking about Belfort not being allowed to fight in the states which would most likely result in the UFC letting Belfort go.

    • The Best Eva

      This is dumb there are plenty of places that still allow TRT, look at the one tonight.

      Vitor is a big draw, with or without TRT he would be fighting in Brazil.

  • Stephen Quadros

    Let’s be honest Dana doesn’t care if any of the fighters are using.

  • Ping

    People accuse Dana of this and that. Lets be serious. He cares about money. He’s not going to risk massive amounts of money, and destroy the UFC for one fighter.

  • Joe

    Dana loves this sport possibly more than anyone else alive, as a matter of fact he brought it back from the dead in the US. The dude agreed to fight Tito as a stipulation to get Tito back in the UFC. That might not seem like a big deal now, but at the time Tito was the biggest draw in MMA and the #4 light heavy weight in the world, on top of that Tito hated Dana, Dana knew Tito didn’t want to beat him he wanted to hurt him. That’s the equivalent of someone on this board pissing off Vitor and then agreeing to fight him in a gym with the doors locked. Dana is not going to do anything to hurt the UFC’s credibility.

  • You’re welcome.

    You’re all dumb. Dana doesn’t care about vitor, or anyone else for that matter. Dana cares about 2 things and 2 things only. 1) Dana. 2) Dana’s money. (Notice I didn’t say his family? ……hmmm….. sad but true.