Vitor Belfort brought excitement to his country Saturday night, dropping Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC on FX 7.
Belfort, who knocked Bisping from a future UFC middleweight title shot, did not let the moment pass him by in making a plea to the UFC bosses for a rematch with Jon Jones. Belfort was defeated by Jones in 2012 via submission in the fourth round, but had the champion in trouble early on with an armbar attempt.
“Let me fight Jon Jones,” Belfort screamed. “Get the punk Chael Sonnen out. Go home. Let me fight and see who the real champion is.”
Jones and Sonnen are set to face each other in April for the belt. The two are also the coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Sonnen, who was working on Fuel TV for the pre- and post-fight shows, responded by saying, “One thing I want to make really clear: You’ve been telling the world you want to meet Jesus. I will gladly arrange that travel.” He added that he would accept the challenge of meeting Belfort as soon as he was done with Jones.
Jones also responded to Belfort’s remarks, posting, “Lol” on his Twitter account along with a picture of himself laughing.