Dana White recruiting Vitor Belfort?

During a TUF 9 Finale commercial break, Amir Sadollah interviewed UFC president Dana White for an “Inside the Octagon” segment. In the interview, Dana White said that he is considering signing former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort for a middleweight title fight with current UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.

“While he [Anderson Silva] is fighting Forrest, I’m working on some other 185 pounders,” White said. “Vitor Belfort – he is a former heavyweight who moved down to 205. Now he’s at 185 pounds. He’s got great hands, he’s good on the ground, and if his head is right, he can be a dangerous, dangerous guy. I think that would be a great match up.”

As many may remember, back in April, Dana White told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports that he was working on signing a middleweight fighter that “would blow your mind”. Could Belfort be the “mind blowing” middleweight White spoke of? Fans will have to wait and see.

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PRO MMA exclusive interview: Stephen Quadros

Immediately following the end of Affliction: Day of Reckoning’s main event, PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with Stephen Quadros. “The Fight Professor” is very familiar with the careers of most of the fighters on the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card and gave us his thoughts on a slew of topics.

Fedor Emelianenko, Vitor Belfort, Affliction and pound-for-pound rankings were all points that the former PRIDE FC play-by-play man and expert MMA analyst discussed.

PRO MMA: Stephen did this event live up to the hype?
QUADROS: I think so and I was a little worried about the ticket sales but it was like 12,000 strong. It was a really good crowd and the fights delivered. We got some unpredictable things like Matt Lindland going freeze-dried from a Belfort left hand that kind of shocked me. Emelianenko, doing what I call the ‘fly swat punch’ when Arlovski decided out of the blue to fly through the air Gilbert Yvel style and he got caught and went down. It was like a triple thud getting hit with the punch and hitting the floor directly after that. I thought it was a spectacular event, actually. Including the undercard fights. Some of these guys, that are unknown fighters on this under card, I was really surprised with.

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Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning post-fight press conference news and notes

The Affliction: Day of Reckoning post-fight press conference took place immediately following the Pay-Per-View portion of the card. Oscar De La Hoya, Tom Atencio, Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski and other main card fighters all addressed the media.

Questions about Golden Boy’s partnership with Affliction were answered, the official attendance was announced as well as how many shows M-1 and Affliction hope to put on in 2009.

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Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh-in results

PRO MMA was on hand for the Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh ins. HDNet was airing the event on live television.

Fans filed in to get a peek at their favorite fighters, take some photos, get an autograph and catch free Affliction T-shirts that were being tossed into the crowd.

All twenty two fighters made weight without any issues.

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