“Give Me McGregor Dana White”- Vitor Belfort Calls Out Conor McGregor to Fight in the 185 Pound Division

Published 09/10/2021, 1:01 AM EDT
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)


Conor McGregor is, without a doubt, one of the biggest names in combat sports. ‘The Notorious’ commands the attention of fight fans every time he steps in to compete, be it in a boxing ring or an octagon. Therefore, it is no surprise that almost everyone and anyone in the fight game calls out McGregor for a fight. The most recent addition to the list being former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. 

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‘The Phenom’ is set to take on Evander Holyfield (58) in a boxing match this weekend. Ahead of the bout, he took out time to call out McGregor for his next fight. He said, “I would like him (Dana White) to give me some fighters for boxing, Vitor Belfort. That is something I would like for him to give to me. Give me some guys I can box and I can knock them out. I can get his championship belts back for me and bring them to boxing.”

Belfort continued, “McGregor seems like he has ba**s. I would like him to fight in a 185-pound division. Give me McGregor Dana White. Give me McGregor to fight boxing at 185-pounds. Let’s see who is the best boxer, who is the best leftie.”
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Vitor Belfort will take on Evander Holyfield

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Initially, when it was announced that Oscar De La Hoya would return to action, few anticipated that he would choose Vitor Belfort as his opponent. However, the fight was finalized as the main event for the September 11th Triller fight card. Unfortunately for fight fans, De La Hoya had to pull out of the event because of a positive COVID test. 

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Subsequently, former boxing heavyweight champion Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield stepped in on short notice to replace Oscar De La Hoya. ‘The Real Deal’ has been out of action for 10 years, whereas Belfort last competed in 2018 in the UFC. Hence, it will be interesting to see how Belfort fares in his new sport against an inactive opponent who is far more experienced.

What do you make of the fight between Vitor Belfort and Evander Holyfield? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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