TUF’s tradition of cancelled coach fights continues across international lines as Vitor Belfort managed to break his hand leading up to next month’s UFC 147 fight with Wanderlei Silva. Wandy was not impressed and let rip on twitter:

“(Fighting me) with one hand (laughs)? We are professionals. It’s a great irresponsibility not to be careful on training, a great disrespect towards the fans. I’m really sad. I’m ready to knock you out, you have nowhere to run. This fight is happening. I guess you got scared of me. Nobody trains so hard that breaks his hand. We use the best equipments, gloves, bandages”, affirmed the coach of the blue team at TUF, who complemented.

“If you were scared, you shouldn’t have accepted it. If you really got it broken, it’s amateurism and if you didn’t, you’re scared. In both scenarios, it was irresponsible of you towards the fans. Pardon the word, but I’m pissed with your amateurism. A main event on the biggest event of the world and the guy shows up like that”.

Vitor responded by keeping things on the pious, boring high road. Boo that, man! Fortunately, in this case his wife and model / professional teenage boy arouser  Joana Prado did the fighting for him:

The only thing Wanderlei can do is talk too much, he chickened out several times on fighting Vitor… and now he comes to talk my husband is ducking. If you doubt, the next opponent of Wand in UFC147 will beat the record of 40 sec of vitor Belfort or Chris Leben 20 seconds hahahaha

Still no word on who will replace Vitor but perhaps an opponent will emerge from the ongoing war of words that will satisfy the need for a hot blooded grudge match of epic proportions in Brazil. There’s enough of them out there after all.