There’s been a big ol middleweight logjam up at the top of the division as Vitor Belfort, Chris Weidman, Alan Belcher and Michael Bisping all try and convince the world that they’re the one that will finally dethrone Anderson Silva. Unfortunately for them, it’s all gum-flapping as far as fans are concerned. We’re not quite convinced that any of them are ready yet, and with the champ likely taking his Anderson Silva money on vacation for a while the new focus is on which contenders will fight each other.

On that note, Vitor Belfort really wants Chris Weidman:

“Guys I spoke to joe silva and ask to fight with the top contender #weidman here in brasil so I think this is the fight that will credence me to a title fight so that is what happened.
I want the belt but I am not desperate I think weidman is the next for the belt, but Anderson silva deserve to see who is next. So let`s make this fight the next #contender belfort vs weidman the next contender for #andersonsilva”

Unfortunately, Weidman doesn’t sound like he wants Vitor:

“Love ya @vitorbelfort but you already had your shot at the belt and Im sure u will have another in the future.Rt now is my time though.”

Yeeaaaah, that’s not really how it works, Chris. Vitor may have already had his shot at Anderson, but he hasn’t had his shot at you. If you think you’re a more worthy challenger, you’ll have to prove it. Somehow. Oh if only there was a way that could be done! Some sort of contest of skills where two men compete to see who is the better fighter!