MMA legend Vitor Belfort has teased fans on a potential tag team match up with Mike Tyson. Iron Mike has been training regularly with Belfort and looks in phenomenal shape. Tyson made a special appearance on AEW recently.
“The two youngest champions of combat sports against the champions of AEW”- Vitor Belfort
“I think AEW should have Mike Tyson and myself do a tag team match against two of their champions. Tony Khan, the owner of AEW is a good friend of mine. That for me is a great idea and I’m open to it. It will be the two youngest champions of combat sports against the two youngest champions of AEW.” Said Belfort to MyMMANews.com
Belfort is slated to make One Championship debut against Alain Ngalani later this year. Moreover, AEW and One Championship share the same broadcasting partners.
Tyson is also set to make a return to boxing to take part in exhibition bouts for charity. Although Belfort is supportive of Tyson returning to the ring, he mentioned that Tyson has to make smart choices.
“I think that is a decision Mike has made for himself”
“I think that is a decision Mike has made for himself. ‘It takes a lot of courage to step back in the ring, especially at that age. I admire him for his bravery and wish him the best of luck. He needs to train smart because what used to work for him before might not work for him now. This is new ground he’s discovering for himself, and it’s a wonderful journey. He needs to make smart choices. The right opponent is key. He needs an opponent that will bring value to the market, and not just an opponent that will try to make some money” said Belfort to SportsKeeda
Several fighters have thrown their name in the mix to face Tyson. Evander Holyfield and Tito Ortiz are touted as potential opponents for Iron Mike’s return to the ring.
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