Chris Weidman's patience with Vitor Belfort is wearing thin and he's made it clear - winning won't be enough to satisfy him.
UFC Middleweight champion, Weidman, has a reputation as one of the calmer heads in the UFC and he doesn't get angry often but it seems as if Belfort has gotten under his skin.
After suffering a hand injury that forced him out of their proposed clash at UFC 181 in December, Belfort fired off shots at Weidman to magazine, Combate - which didn't sit well with Weidman.
"I'm going in there to embarrass him"
"I'm going to have a lot of fun," Weidman said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I'm going in there to embarrass him. This is not going to be a close fight....I'm going to embarrass him in that cage. I'm going to make him look like an old man who withered away."
"I want to completely toy with him. I want to toy with him. I want to beat him up standing, I want to toss him on his butt. Smack him in his mouth a couple times while he's on the ground. Maybe go for a submission, make him almost tap, and let go of it, let him stand up, beat him up on the feet, take him down again, just completely just make a mockery of him."
This was in response to Belfort's comments in Combate where he accused Weidman of pulling out fight dates, wanting to keep his title safe for Christmas and in general, dodging the Brazilian.
It was the latter part that really set Weidman off.
A fighting champion
"This is a guy who, I just fought in July," Weidman said. "It doesn't make any sense, it's not like I've been out for a year. This guy hasn't fought since November. We were supposed to fight. We were lined up to fight in July. And he had to pull out of the fight. And you know why he had to pull out of the fight? He failed a drug test."
"So this guy is failing drug tests and he has the audacity, he has the balls to start talking junk? About me not fighting. He hasn't fought since November. So what if he gets the belt? So what happens with that? He just makes no sense. That's the bottom line." Said the undefeated Weidman.
The are set to link up in the early half of 2015, likely at UFC 184, which follows the return of Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz at UFC 183, and when they do, it's going to be explosive.
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