Ok. This "ex-potential" fight has become a sure thing right now!
It has been talked about so manny times...it's ridiculous.
All i want is no injuries for both fighters...so that the fight can happen...and no excuses afterwards: cracked ribs, dislocated shoulder, broken finger...eye injuries, or whateva.
The only thing i am a bit concerned is, by the time this fight will take place, Belfort will enter the ring with a 15 month absence from the ring to his credit.
I don't know how this will affect him. Even though i am convinced he trains and does sparring every day, maybe even simulates title fights, or goes beyond a 5 rounder, it's not the same as the real thing.
I think he will try and take advantage of this chance he has been given. It's not something that happens every year. Him coming back to the UFC, winning a fight, getting a shot at the belt, getting injured, more than one year absence and gets another shot: that's you birthday/Christmas/Easter-present all in one.
He won't lack motivation, that's for sure. Confidence is another thing...But, gotta take full advantage of it.