Social media titans and boxing brothers, Jake and Logan Paul continue to garner the attention of UFC stars.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort is heading into the boxing ring and he’s certain that if it was a Paul brother across from him, “The Phenom” would “beat the crap” out of him. In fact, he believes he’d take out both of the brothers in the “same night.”
Belfort was set to box on June 19, 2021, against “The Real Tarzann” Mike Holston, however the event was scrapped and rescheduled for August 14 after headliner Teofimo Lopez tested positive for COVID-19, DAZN reported.
Speaking with MMA Fighting recently, Belfort took aim at the Paul brothers. Jake is 3-0 as a licensed professional and is scheduled to box former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 28, 2021. Logan stepped into the boxing ring for an exhibition with Floyd Mayweather on June 6, 2021, and went all eight exhibition rounds. No winner was declared.
“I’m telling you, you put these two brothers with me, I will fight both guys in the same night,” Belfort said to the outlet. “You come, you get tired, comes the other brother next round, I’ll beat the crap out of these two brothers like that. Like that. They know that. They don’t want to do it. They’re afraid.
“The Triller guys said ‘Vitor, when we brought your name up, they are shaken up oh no not him!’ and they’re choosing these guys, the wrestlers.”
“A lot of guys avoid me, especially these YouTuber brothers [Logan and Jake Paul], they’ve been avoiding me for years and they’re looking for easy fights, easy money,” Belfort continued. “They’re lucky cause I’ll rip their head off. This guy came and accepted and I said let’s go.”
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Belfort Disregarded Jake’s Former Opponent Ben Askren, As Well As Woodley’s Boxing Abilities
The Phenom is not high on the boxing abilities of Ben Askren or Woodley. Jake boxed Askren, who is a former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion, in April and “The Problem Child” won via first-round TKO.
Speaking with MMA Fighting in the same interview, Belfort said, “I don’t have nothing against them,” Belfort said. “They go make their money but they’re not boxers. I can go fight Tyron Woodley with one hand and beat him up. [Ben] Askren? It’s not even a question. That guy’s a wrestler — a great wrestler but my kid can beat him up.
“My daughter — have you seen my daughter punch? My daughter Victoria can put these guys out. Because they don’t know how to box. My kids have boxed since they were kids.”
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Belfort Credited Tarzann for Choosing Him As An Opponent
Belfort’s boxing opponent Mike Holston, who is also known as “The Real Tarzann,” will have a tough task ahead of him in the form of a former UFC champion. And Belfort gave credit to the social media star for trying his hand at boxing by taking on The Phenom.
“It’s pretty exciting,” Belfort said to MMA Fighting. “I’m so pumped, especially doing the crossover, literally seeing who has the best hands if they can box together, the MMA guy or the boxer? My debut is going to be against a YouTuber that really is not picking an easy opponent like the other two brothers [Jake Paul and Logan Paul] are. This is guy literally fighting one of the fiercest guys in the industry, not picking up a wrestler [in Ben Askren] who doesn’t know how to throw a punch. Picking up a guy [in Tyron Woodley] who can now just throw one killer punch.”