“$30 Million to Get Your A** Whooped”- Vitor Belfort Sends Clear Message to Jake Paul

Published 09/15/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


44-year-old Vitor Belfort doesn’t intend to hang his boxing gloves, especially after vanquishing a legend in Evander Holyfield via first-round knockout on September 11. ‘The Phenom’ now wants to have a younger opponent on board and has already called out Jake Paul. Although ‘The Problem Child’ hasn’t responded to the offer, Belfort seems adamant about bagging the fight.

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In his post-fight interview against Holyfield, the former UFC champion and Triller administrators threw in a $30 million ‘winner takes it all’ offer before Jake Paul. Meanwhile, Belfort has emphasized more on that in a recent interaction with TMZ Sports.

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Vitor Belfort said, “I’d like to teach that boy a lesson. Your parents give you behaviors and all that, so he’s gonna meet his big daddy.”

“And, if he likes money, we got big money. There’s no excuse to run away from this fight. So, he has to take it, and if you don’t take it, he’s gonna show he’s a coward and he’s looking for easy fights. I’m gonna knock [Jake Paul] out. There’s no doubt about it.”

“I think it’s worth it. $30 million to get your a** whooped by a legend like myself.” (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

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A win against a 58-year-old Holyfield isn’t a very exceptional achievement. Instead, people are demeaning the matchmakers for allowing ‘The Real Deal’ to compete at this age. Thus, Belfort cannot just rely on that win to continue his boxing journey. But a showdown against Paul can intrigue him to stick around.

Jake Paul vs Vitor Belfort- Can it happen?

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24-year-old Paul has been garnering call-outs from several directions. Boxers, martial artists, and even several social media stars have expressed a desire in matching themselves against ‘The Problem Child’. Thus, Belfort isn’t the only option ahead of Jake Paul. A potential scrap against Tommy Fury also looks favorable for Paul’s fighting future.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 12: Vitor Belfort of Brazil enters the arena prior to his middleweightÊbout against Lyoto Machida of Brazil during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

But that doesn’t take away Belfort’s chances of bagging the bout. As Triller kingpins and fans have also passed a green signal, ‘The Phenom’ vs ‘The Problem Child’ can happen. However, as of now, the idea is still far from meeting an official confirmation.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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