Vitor Belfort, former champion of the UFC, he warned Oscar de la hoya who will seek the knockout when they meet on September 11.
“My job is to knock out people and I did that and will continue to do so on September 11,” said the Brazilian. “Boxing is a martial art and I love it. I am the Muhammad Ali of my sport, I literally opened the ocean, myself and other people when MMA was a new sport ”.
The former monarch held his last fight in mixed martial arts on May 12, 2018 against Lyoto machida, who knocked him out with a front kick in the second round to end his career in the sport.
However, he was presented with this opportunity and wants to prove himself against From the pot that he will box again 13 years after he fought Manny pacquiao.
“Boxing is an art and this is a great crossover for the fans,” he said. Belfort. “It takes courage to challenge From the pot. This is a legacy fight. I hope that after winning on September 11, I can box again in December. I have not retired from MMA, but this is my new goal ”.
I go through the MMA
During his time in mixed martial arts he had a 26-14-1 record and became light heavyweight champion in 2004 by defeating Randy couture, but lost the belt in the rematch.
Came to challenge Anderson Silva for the middleweight title in 2011, but The spider he knocked him out at the end of the first round with a front kick.
A year later, after a two-win streak, he moved up to light heavyweight and faced Jon jones, whom he came close to defeating with an arm lock, only that Jones rallied and subdued him in the fourth round.
“Triller Fight Club opened a new world with its events and I am excited to be a part of that, ”he commented. “I challenge any MMA champion to fight me in Triller Fight Club. Sometimes it can be hard to stay relevant, but this fight with Oscar de la hoya it keeps me that way.
Vitor won 18 of his bouts by knockout, 5 by decision and 3 by submission, so he has the power in his fists to finish Oscar, who has been seen in excellent physical shape.