Vitor Belfort is gonna have to send Yoel Romero a gift basket.
It was announced today that Belfort will be fighting Jacare Souza in May in Brazil. That’s a pretty damn awesome fight if you ask me. Brazil’s economy sucks – bad. It’s like, I dunno, Depression Era level bad (I have no idea if that’s true). But it still sucks and it isn’t a regular stop for the UFC like it was a while back. That’s OK, Ireland is doing well until probably sometime mid-March.
Anyways. The winner of the fight will be in line for a UFC Middleweight title shot. Vitor Belfort has a Frank Mir like horseshoe up his ass – that and the UFC brass really likes him. At this point, he’s entering Cain and Faber territory as far as potential title shots. It’s good to be friends with the boss.
For Jacare, this is as good as it gets. He was a gonna have another fight and Belfort is obviously a huge name and it’s a winnable fight for him. It’s the signature win he’d need to become a bond fide challenger.
And it’s all because Yoel Romero is a drug user. I also presume this makes a Rockhold vs Weidman rematch is basically official. Either way, hooray for a good fight because Belfort vs Jacare is awesome!!!