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Vitor Belfort ready to tag with Mike Tyson for potential pro wrestling match

If Mike Tyson ever needs a partner for a pro wrestling match, Vitor Belfort is ready to make the tag.

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The two combat sports champions were recently spotted ringside at the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Double or Nothing pay-per-view on May 23.

It was enough get fans wondering.

“I think AEW should have Mike [Tyson] and myself do a tag team match against two of their champions,” Belfort said in a ONE press release.

“Tony [Khan], the owner of AEW is a good friend of mine. That for me is a great idea and I’m open to it.”

While Belfort may not have pro wrestling experience, Tyson is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, and participated in Wrestlemania XIV in 1998.

But as a former fight prodigy himself, Belfort, 43, is qualified to evaluate Tyson’s comeback.

“I think that (to fight again) is a decision Mike [Tyson] has made for himself. It takes a lot of courage to step back in the ring, especially at that age. I admire him for his bravery and wish him the best of luck,” Belfort explained.

“He needs to train smart, because what used to work for him before might not work for him now. This is new ground he’s discovering for himself, and it’s a wonderful journey.”

“The right opponent is key. He needs an opponent that will bring value to the market, and not just an opponent that will try to make some money.”

Belfort joined ONE in 2019 and is expected to face Alain “The Panther” Ngalani later this year.

Meanwhile, the phone is ringing off the hook for “Iron Mike.” He has been linked to potential bouts with Evander Holyfield, Shannon Briggs, Tito Ortiz, Ken Shamrock, and most recently, heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

There is also an estimated USD $20 million dollar deal for a bare knuckle fight with Bare Knuckle Boxing.

While the list of potential opponents grows, Tyson is currently training with Belfort and former UFC champion Henry Cejudo.

Who wants a piece of “Iron Mike?”

Apparently, almost everyone.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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