Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 109 Cancelled
UFC 109 is set to lose some of its glitz and glamour as the scheduled match between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort is being cancelled. The match was set to take place on February 6th, and it is Silva’s slow recovery that forced the UFC authorities to postpone the match. Silva had bone chips removed from his right elbow last October; but the joint is recovering very slowly and as a result, doctors think he will not be match-fit on or before UFC 109. Ed Soares, the manager of Silva was not available for any official comment, but the sources said fans may have to wait till April to see Anderson “The Spider” Silva in the ring again.
Silva was originally scheduled to fight a match against Belfort in UFC 108 that took place on January 2nd. But that match was postponed due to Silva’s elbow surgery. UFC have not yet decided whether to book Belfort for another match or they should save him for the proposed title shot against Silva. Some critics are of the opinion that perhaps the champ is delaying intentionally to allow a new middleweight contender to emerge. But Silva’s manager Soares has dumped all such allegations and announced the champ will fight whoever the UFC authorities will put before him. Meanwhile, UFC is planning to put the light heavyweight match between the Hall of Famers Mark Coleman and Randy Couture to UFC 109’s headline slot.
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