source | mmajunkie.com
Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) and lawyer Michael Alonso today made their request in person at a Nevada State Athletic Commission in Las Vegas, which the UFC streamed live on its UFC Fight Pass digital network.
The commission voted unanimously to give a conditional license to Belfort, who’s been on the sidelines since a failed drug test in February.
Alonso told the commission that Belfort met with UFC officials on Tuesday and was told he’ll fight UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) at UFC 181, which airs on pay-per-view from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. Following Belfort’s hearing, the UFC confirmed plans for the title fight and officially announced the bout.
“I know like the UFC is my authority, you’re my authority,” Belfort said. ” … I’ll fully collaborate with you.”