Jake Paul referred to as out by Vitor Belfort after Evander Holyfield TKO

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In alphabetical order, Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya and Jake Paul are the three names Vitor Belfort says he needs to combat subsequent, however it’s clear who’s actually on the prime of that listing.

“Jake Paul is the No. 1 goal,” Belfort instructed MMA Junkie on Saturday evening. “He’s received to satisfy his daddy. It’s time for him to know you’re not judged by what number of fights you may have, it’s who you combat. Now he needs an actual fighter? He’s received it. We received the cash.”

Belfort, the previous UFC gentle heavyweight champion, made an aggressive callout of Paul moments after his simple first-round TKO win over 58-year-old boxing legend Evander Holyfield. When he received on the microphone, Belfort shouted on the prime of his lungs, difficult the YouTuber-turned-professional boxer to a combat.

Paul, who has tens of millions of social media followers, has made a reputation for himself in boxing this 12 months on the heels of wins over two MMA standouts, with a knockout of Ben Askren and most lately a cut up resolution towards ex-UFC champ Tyron Woodley final month.

If Paul, 24, doesn’t have any curiosity in combating Belfort subsequent, which may change after the numbers that had been thrown round throughout Belfort’s post-fight interview. Triller chief Ryan Kavanaugh introduced a worth of $30 million – winner takes all.

“How can (he) say no to that?” Belfort mentioned. He continued, “Now he can not say no to me. He’s gotta say sure. We’ve gotta train him a lesson.

“If he says no, all his little followers, I’m gonna create a YouTube channel, they usually’re gonna observe me. I’m gonna create a YouTube channel. I’ve three wonderful athletes (his youngsters) in my home. We’re gonna entertain all his followers. He doesn’t have morals. He doesn’t have household values. He doesn’t symbolize the fighters.”

Paul, who was as soon as a Disney Channel actor, has spoken severely about his boxing profession. He’s additionally been a vocal advocate for higher fighter pay, significantly partaking in a disagreement with UFC president Dana White.

Belfort, nevertheless, isn’t essentially shopping for what he believes may very well be simply an act and finally wish to put a hurting on Paul.

“He’s simply getting the eye, and somebody has to present him a whip. That’s me,” 44-year-old Belfort mentioned. “I’m his father. I’m gonna put him on my lap. He’s gonna meet daddy, large daddy. … I promise you. ‘Large daddy,’ that’s what he’s gonna name me.”

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