Vitor Belfort: ‘I never gave up fighting in UFC 173’

Vitor Belfort

It was announced a few hours ago that Vitor Belfort would not be challenging UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman for the title in the main event of UFC 173 that’s set to take place in May. The UFC stated that Belfort agreed to withdraw from the bout in an earlier statement, so Belfort took to Facebook to provide his input on the situation

Belfort out, UFC announces Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida to main event UFC 173

Lyoto Machida

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24.