Vitor Belfort Says Jake Paul is “The Number One Target”, Following Win Over Evander Holyfield
By FCF Staff
Following his win over Evander Holyfield on Saturday night, Vitor Belfort was quick to report Jake Paul is in his sights.
The 44-year-old Belfort faced the 58-year-old Holyfield on Triller’s latest boxing card, and quickly stopped the aging legend. After the polarizing bout, Belfort had this to say about the YouTube celebrity Paul (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“Jake Paul is the No. 1 target,” Belfort said. “He’s got to meet his daddy. It’s time for him to understand you’re not judged by how many fights you have, it’s who you fight. Now he wants a real fighter? He’s got it. We got the money.”
The 24-year-old Paul is coming off a KO win over Ben Askren and a split decision victory over former UFC welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley. Triller co-founder Ryan Kavanaugh has reportedly claimed the company will pay the winner of Belfort – Paul $30 million dollars.
“How can (he) say no to that?” Belfort said. “Now he cannot say no to me. He’s gotta say yes. We’ve gotta teach him a lesson.
“If he says no, all his little fans, I’m gonna create a YouTube channel, and they’re gonna follow me. I’m gonna create a YouTube channel. I have three amazing athletes (his kids) in my house. We’re gonna entertain all his fans. He doesn’t have morals. He doesn’t have family values. He doesn’t represent the fighters.”
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On Saturday, Belfort was competing for the first time since 2018, when he was knocked out by Lyoto Machida at UFC 224.