Former UFC fighter Vitor Belfort wants to face both Jake Paul and Logan Paul in a boxing match on the same day.
In his last fight, Belfort faced Lyoto Machida at UFC 224. He lost the fight after being knocked out by a front kick to the face. Following the fight, Belfort announced his retirement from the MMA competition. Just a few months after that he announced that he is back from treatment and will fight soon. In March 2019, it was reported that Belfort was signed by ONE Championship. After that, he announced that he will be making his promotional debut against Alain Ngalani. The fight never happened neither did Vitor fight in ONE FC and later parted ways with the promotion.
Now according to the report published by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Thriller promotion is trying to set up a boxing match between the youtube and Instagram celebrity named Tarzann who is renowned for his relationship with animals.
There is a signed deal in place for @vitorbelfort vs. @therealtarzann to take place on the June 19 Triller card, per @RyanKavanaugh.
12-ounce gloves, eight two-minute rounds. Pro bout, pending Florida commission approval likely tomorrow. Belfort is 1-0 as a boxer (2006).
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 4, 2021
“There is a signed deal in place for @vitorbelfort vs. @therealtarzann to take place on the June 19 Triller card, per @RyanKavanaugh,” Helwani’s tweet read.
“12-ounce gloves, eight two-minute rounds. Pro bout, pending Florida commission approval likely tomorrow. Belfort is 1-0 as a boxer (2006).”
Vitor Belfort interested in fighting Paul Brothers
Speaking to journalists at the pre-fight press conference for his upcoming boxing match against Tarzann, Vitor talked about his interest in celebrity boxing matches and that he would love to fight Jake Paul and Logan Paul. Belfort also said he can box them both in the same night.
“I will face them both on the same night. I will do better than Mayweather. In a round one comes and, when tired, bring the other. I challenge ‘Triller’ to bring the two brothers, I’ll face them both. I’ll finish them off quickly. Before the eighth round, they will be finished. Because we need to entertain. To entertain, it has to be for real,” Belfort said (h/t AG Fight).
“Mayweather is a lightweight. I didn’t see the fight. My time is valuable, so I won’t waste my time. I’m in training, it’s time to work. I won’t waste my time. I’m told he just grabbed Mayweather, so I can’t even talk, but I get these guys on the canvas quick. Between the first and the sixth, the two are out. I’m not talking about one no, I’m talking about both.”
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