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Costa Philippou Wants Vitor Belfort – Just Not In Brazil

Costa Philippou Wants Vitor Belfort – Just Not In Brazil

UFC middleweight fighter Costa Philippou has his eyes set on another fighter now that it appears as if Michael Bisping will be taking on Mark Munoz.

Philippou is targeting the man many believe is the No. 1 contender in the division, Vitor Belfort. However, UFC champ Chris Weidman will be facing former champ Anderson Silva in a rematch later this year, leaving “The Phenom” without an opponent.

“Belfort sounds good to me! NOT in Brazil,” Philippou tweeted, adding the hashtag TRT.

A former champion himself, Belfort has faced the media and public eye for his use of the replacement testosterone therapy for his last two fights – both of which came in Brazil. It remains unknown if he would be granted the exemption if he fights in the U.S. or elsewhere.

Philippou, meanwhile, is 12-2 overall with seven stoppage wins. He is currently on a five-fight win streak dating back to early 2011.

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