Vitor Belfort Reveals Wanderlei Silva Rematch Is Being Negotiated

Belfort Wanderlei SilvaWe may just end up seeing Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva collide again. Belfort and Silva first faced each other back at UFC Brazil back in October 1998 with the former earning the first-round TKO victory. Back in December, Belfort revealed he was willing to give Silva a rematch and in a recent interview with […]

Belfort Wanderlei Silva

We may just end up seeing Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva collide again.

Belfort and Silva first faced each other back at UFC Brazil back in October 1998 with the former earning the first-round TKO victory.

Back in December, Belfort revealed he was willing to give Silva a rematch and in a recent interview with Combate (via BJ Penn), “The Phenom” called for his old foe to keep selling the fight.

“Wanderlei, keep selling the fight. You will get a deserved beating,” Belfort said. “It will be a pleasure to be able to fight you again.

“And I’m warning you: try to work the straight strokes, it doesn’t come very open, otherwise you already know what you’re going to receive. Train hard and thank you for being part of the sport.”

Belfort vs. Silva Currently Being Negotiated

Belfort went a step further by revealing that a rematch is currently being negotiated.

However, he didn’t reveal anything more as he remained wary about calling it a done deal just yet.

“It’s being negotiated,” he added. “I learned that we can’t talk much when things are happening. This fight, for sure, has to be carried out. I have every interest. When two are hungry and have a plate of food. But it has to be a very good meal for both.”

It should be noted that Belfort is currently contracted to ONE Championship while Silva recently signed with Bare Knuckle FC. If their contracts allow them to compete fight fighters in other organizations, then it looks like we might just end up seeing Belfort vs. Silva II.

What do you make of this news?

Video: Vitor Belfort Looks Jacked Ahead Of ONE Championship Debut

UFC Hall of Famer Vitor Belfort has been pumping iron ahead of his ONE Championship debut. Back in May 2018, Belfort took on Lyoto Machida in what was supposed to be “The Phenom’s” final bout. After suffering a knockout loss, Belfort …

UFC Hall of Famer Vitor Belfort has been pumping iron ahead of his ONE Championship debut. Back in May 2018, Belfort took on Lyoto Machida in what was supposed to be “The Phenom’s” final bout. After suffering a knockout loss, Belfort took off his gloves and announced his retirement. It didn’t take long for the […]

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Former UFC Champion Vitor Belfort Hopes For Stronger Safety Measures In MMA

Vitor Belfort feels some changes are in order to beef up safety measures in MMA. With 41 pro MMA bouts and counting on his resume, Belfort knows all too well what it’s like to do battle. “The Phenom” has mixed it up with elite-level f…

Vitor Belfort feels some changes are in order to beef up safety measures in MMA. With 41 pro MMA bouts and counting on his resume, Belfort knows all too well what it’s like to do battle. “The Phenom” has mixed it up with elite-level fighters and even captured UFC gold along the way. With 18 […]

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WATCH: Mike Tyson Ignites Brawl At AEW Alongside Henry Cejudo & Vitor Belfort

Mike Tyson has been drumming up drama in the combat sports world and that continued on Wednesday night at the AEW pro wrestling show. Recently, the former boxing world champion released some training videos and announced he is coming back for a charity…

Mike Tyson has been drumming up drama in the combat sports world and that continued on Wednesday night at the AEW pro wrestling show. Recently, the former boxing world champion released some training videos and announced he is coming back for a charity bout. Yet, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship offered him a contract to face […]

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Mike Tyson Teams With Cejudo, Belfort & Evans In Pro Wrestling Brawl

Mike TysonHeavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has taken a break from his preparations for a boxing comeback to team up with some MMA superstars and take on professional wrestling legend Chris Jericho in an epic brawl. Tyson first appeared on All Elite Wrestling (AEW) this past Sunday to present a new belt. He returned on Wednesday […]

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Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has taken a break from his preparations for a boxing comeback to team up with some MMA superstars and take on professional wrestling legend Chris Jericho in an epic brawl.

Tyson first appeared on All Elite Wrestling (AEW) this past Sunday to present a new belt. He returned on Wednesday evening and found himself involved in a brawl with Jericho. Luckily for Tyson, he had some serious back-up in the form of recently retired bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo as well as UFC legends Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.

This is not the first time Tyson has found himself in a wrestling ring with Jericho. In 2010 ‘Iron Mike’ teamed with Jericho for a tag-team match against Triple H and Shawn Michaels on an episode of WWE’s ‘Monday Night Raw’. The bout ended with Tyson switching sides and knocking Jericho out cold, hence the bitter rivalry at AEW 10 years later.

The 53-year-old is expected to return to the ring later this year to box. Despite being the subject of a $20 million offer to fight bare-knuckle it appears Tyson is set to return to the sport that made him. His most likely opponent is Evander Holyfield who followed Tyson out of retirement in the hopes of making a trilogy fight for charity.

While Tyson’s future in wrestling seems pretty non-existent the same can’t be said for some of his posse. ‘Triple C’ is now retired and seems to be a perfect fit for the wrestling world. Former light-heavyweight champion Evans is also retired from fighting and decent on the mic based on his various bits of television work for the UFC. Belfort although still, an active fighter could well be heading to wrestling too. Just a couple days ago he was speaking about arranging a tag-team match with Tyson after the pair were spotted training together.

Do you like to see ‘real’ fighters like Mike Tyson and Henry Cejudo cross over into professional wrestling?

Mike Tyson Trains With Vitor Belfort Ahead Of Comeback (Video)

Tyson BelfortTyson Training With Belfort Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is continuing his comeback preparations. The 53-year-old is expected to make his highly-anticipated return to the sweet science in a charity match in the near future. Although there is no confirmed opponent as of now — though there are a number of options for him […]

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Tyson Training With Belfort

Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is continuing his comeback preparations.

The 53-year-old is expected to make his highly-anticipated return to the sweet science in a charity match in the near future. Although there is no confirmed opponent as of now — though there are a number of options for him — Tyson continues to ramp up his training as he continues to look in great shape.

The latest includes him training alongside former UFC light heavyweight champion and current ONE Championship fighter Vitor Belfort.

You can watch a short snippet of them together doing stretches below:

Belfort also shared a message in the post of how Tyson inspired him back in the day.

“The youngest boxing champion with the youngest @ufc #mma champion.
@miketyson & @vitorbelfort ?????? — Mike, was my motivation to becoming the KING ? & record hold of most K.O in @ufc history since 1993″

It also appears that “The Phenom” is interested in doing something with Tyson, though it doesn’t seem to be for a boxing match. Both attended a recent AEW event recently, with Tyson making an appearance on the show.

“@miketyson @aewontnt @onechampionship @tonyrkhan @yodchatri let’s make it something happen!!! Awesome show just one idea!!! Please let me know what u guys think?”

As for Belfort, he is yet to make his ONE Championship debut despite signing with the promotion last year. However, he plans on making it soon with his opponent expected to be Alain Ngalani.

What do you make of Tyson and Belfort training together?