Vitor Belfort is aiming high following his knockout win over Evander Holyfield this Saturday night on FITE TV pay-per-view (PPV).
Belfort, who came out swinging in just his second professional boxing match, ended up stopping Holyfield on the feet in the very first round. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was expected to win after Holyfield filled in for Oscar De La Hoya just last week, but Belfort made it look too easy.
After his win, “Phenom” took his opportunity to call out none other than social media star Jake Paul, who is coming off a decision win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match just two weeks ago (see it HERE).
“We got $25 million dollars winner takes all,” said Belfort during his post-fight interview (shown above). “Hey, Jake Paul. Stop running from me man. I’m going to teach you a lesson. You can be my kid. You’re going to meet daddy over here at Triller. Stop running you little b—ch.’
After Belfort’s unexpected rant Triller executives grabbed the microphone to push the offer up to $30 million. They also called for the proposed Vitor Belfort vs. Jake Paul boxing match to happen this coming Thanksgiving.
$25 MILLION....$30 MILLION!!!— FITE (@FiteTV) September 12, 2021
Who do you think would win a pro #boxing bout between @jakepaul and @vitorbelfort?#TRILLERFIGHTCLUB LIVE RIGHT NOW ON #FITE!
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Paul, who is no longer interested in a rematch with Woodley because of one silly tattoo, might be intrigued by this type of matchup. Belfort is another aging former UFC champion with credentials to push Paul to the next level. However, Belfort is no Tyron Woodley. “Phenom” is one of the most feared strikers in MMA history and someone that is going to try to kill Paul from the opening bell.
We’ll have to wait and see if Paul takes the bait. What do you think?
For complete ‘Holyfield vs. Belfort’ results and coverage click HERE.