Obviously, if you watched the TUF 9 Finale this past weekend you saw Dana White speak about trying to bring Vitor Belfort back to the UFC. Dana White mentioned bringing in a middleweight fighter months ago that would 'blow peoples minds', so I'm assuming he was referring to Vitor Belfort. While he's been in the game for quite some time, he's always been some sort of enigma if you will. One fight he'll look unstoppable, and the next fight he'll look like the next mediocre fighter in the game. Now to Belfort's credit, the 8 losses he has on his record are to the very best in the world. I mean losing to the likes of Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Kazushi Sakuraba, and Dan Henderson is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, he's only been finished 3 times in his entire career, once by Alistair Overeem and twice by Randy Couture.
Vitor Belfort is coming off one of the biggest wins in his career in destroying Matt Lindland at Affliction 2. However, he's having his biggest fight to date coming up at Affliction 3 against another UFC veteran in Jorge Santiago. Santiago has been on an absolute tear himself, winning 9 fights in a row and finishing every one of those opponents. I'm sure that everything is depending on Belfort beating Santiago for this deal to go thru. I don't see Dana White bringing Belfort back to the UFC coming off a loss(a very real possibility that he could lose to Santiago).
I definitely don't think of Belfort as a 'mind blowing middleweight', but he could add some spark to the UFC middleweight division, provided he gets past Santiago. It's a big gamble though with Belfort, because you just don't know when the 'old Vitor' will decide to take a day off and not show up to fight. How do you feel about Belfort possibly re-joining the UFC roster? Also, are there any other fighters you would rather Dana White pursue opposed to Vitor Belfort?