Vitor Belfort Will Still Be Under UFC Contract After Nate Marquardt Fight

Confusion remains over exactly what Vitor Belfort plans to do after his fight with Nate Marquardt at UFC 212 this weekend after it emerged that he’s still going to be under contract with the promotion.

Belfort had initially claimed that his next fight would be his last after suffering three TKO losses in a row, claiming that his body couldn’t take the gruelling training and tough fights with younger opponents any more.

However, the 40-year-old star then appeared to back-track on that by claiming recently that his next fight would be his last in the UFC, but that he intended to keep fighting elsewhere instead.

That won’t be possible, however, as UFC officials have now confirmed that Belfort still has one fight left on his existing deal with them after he goes up against Marquardt in Rio De Janeiro on Saturday night.

There’s no chance that the UFC would release him early as they know that despite his recent slump in form, a big name like Belfort could still be a big assett for a rival organization like Bellator.

With that in mind it’s quite possible that we’re not about to see the last of Belfort in the Octagon in a couple of days time after all.

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