Affliction News: Vitor Belfort Dropped From Fight With Lindland On Oct. 11


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After suffering a broken hand at “Affliction Banned”, Vitor Belfort will not be able to fight a the upcoming Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” show on Oct. 11, according to Affliction VP Tom Atencio in a interview with MMAWeekly radio.

“Vitor is out, I spoke with him I think yesterday and he told me. Actually, it was on Tuesday we had a conversation for about an hour or so and yeah, I guess he broke his hand in two places is what he told me and he had been having 2, 3 and 4 opinions on it. He finally got the opinion that he wanted I guess and they told him to step out for a while.”

This leaves little time for Affliction to find a replacement to fight Matt “The Law” Lindland on the Oct. 11th card.

Jake Shields spoke earlier in the week that his fight with John Alessio at “EliteXC Showdown” was not a done deal and he is currently fielding an offer by another promotion to fight a top 185lb fighter. Could Affliction be courting Shields to take on the “Law” on the main card? Here’s a clip of what Shields had to say:

“Right now I have a really good offer on the table to fight a top 185-pounder,” Shields stated. “I’m just waiting, hoping Elite (XC) will give me that opportunity to go out there and represent Elite and test myself.


  1. tom

    August 15, 2008 at 2:22 am

    that sucks… vitor is a badass but i hope jake take the fight4

  2. Nolan

    August 15, 2008 at 3:11 am

    This was the only other interesting fight on the next affliction card.

  3. roy

    August 15, 2008 at 3:33 am

    the only interesting fight?i liked the match up but it probally would have been a boring fight with lindland controlling vitor the whole time, your not interested in barnett vs aa?plus i think shields vs lindland would be even better.

  4. roy

    August 15, 2008 at 3:34 am

    oh i didn't see your other, but there is some other good match ups they are putting together.

  5. Jordan Katz

    August 15, 2008 at 3:41 am

    I think Vladdy/Little Nog could be good. I'd watch Shields/Lindland, both are very technical fighters.

    At the end of the day though, regardless of the undercard, i'll buy the PPV simply to watch AA take on Barnett. That should be a great, strategical fight.

  6. Tim

    August 15, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Check this out from the UFC…..

  7. Tim

    August 15, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Check out this one too from Sports Illustrated..

  8. roy

    August 15, 2008 at 4:44 am

    do you have to put it on every thread tim

  9. Nolan

    August 15, 2008 at 5:11 am

    How is either of those relevant?…

    Im not familiar with Shields, ill look into him, i was looking forward to vitor possibly knocking lindland out for being boring :(

  10. Tim

    August 15, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Its not relevant i was just you all some info…ya i wanted to prove a point and get the word out on those two articles.

  11. roy

    August 15, 2008 at 5:32 am

    jake shields is the best ww outside of the ufc,he could beat most of the guys in the ufc not named gsp he is a more well rounded fighter than belfort and could hang on the ground with lindland making for a better fight.

  12. steve

    August 15, 2008 at 6:34 am

    yeah shields should be brought into the UFC just so he can fight alves with the winner getting the winer of gsp vs penn.

  13. steve

    August 15, 2008 at 6:37 am

    not sayin that shields could hang with bj or gsp but he could beat the shit out of the wannabe top3's in the divsion. Koscheck , Diego, Fitch,Karo…

  14. roy

    August 15, 2008 at 6:46 am

    he thinks he can hang with gsp, i am not sure about that either but i would love to see if he could.

  15. steve

    August 15, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Well if he keeps winning then it will eventually happen.

  16. kom34

    August 15, 2008 at 7:25 am

    what the hell is happening to affliction fighters. they are losing all of their good matchups. they lost babalu, fedor, probably tito, and now vitor. i agree any lindland fight is probably going to be boring so i was hoping vitor would be able to fight. i hope barnett and arlovski still happens.

  17. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 15, 2008 at 11:13 am

    They didn't lose Fedor for good and I didn't know they lost Babalu.

  18. Morey

    August 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Babalu signed on to fight in Strikeforce for the title instead of fighting for Affliction. Yeah, didn't lose the fighters for good but they are losing a lot because of injuries. And Tito is hard to sign regardless.

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