Belfort eyes winner of Silva-Weidman

Posted at 12/27/2013 7:35 PM | Updated as of 12/27/2013 7:35 PM

MANILA – Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has set his sights on the Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman fight, saying he will challenge whoever wins the bout.

The “Phenom” has been vigorously campaigning for a middleweight title shot after rebounding from his loss to Jon Jones in 2012.

“I don't care who will win on Saturday, because whoever wins will already be preparing to lose; that belt belongs to me,” the 36-year-old Brazilian said in USA Today.

Silva and Weidman will be squaring off for the second time on Saturday to determine the rightful owner of the middleweight throne.

The fight might be Silva’s last chance at the title after an upset win by Weidman last July.

Belfort, on the other hand, has already racked up three straight wins in 2013.

“I conquered my space, I wanted the opportunity to fight for the belt, and here I am. The one thing the fans wanted to see is me getting the title shot. Now, I am more than ready to be a world champion in another division,” he said.