Now, over five years later, Belfort is looking to avenge the loss to Silva in a fight that he says is a profitable fight for everyone involved.
“I have interest in any fight. A fight that has a meaning, but I think this would be a money fight, yes,” Belfort told Combate regarding a rematch with Silva (translated by MMA Fighting). “I have interest in big fights, and this would be a big fight, for sure. It has to be something that pleases all three sides: Anderson, Vitor and the UFC.”
With the UFC ready to head back to Brazil on September 24, Belfort expressed interest in the date.
“The UFC does super fights. Like this one they did with Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor,” he said. “If they want to do it, they have what it takes. I think that, in fact, it’s a matter of negotiation, and I’d say we’re also in a good phase. We did a lot for the sport and I believe this would be a good time for both of us to profit if something like this happens.
“The piece of the cake today can’t be split only for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. The piece of the cake also has to come to those people who did for generations and are still here. So it all depends on the negotiation.”
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