Former UFC Gentle Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort introduced final night time that he can be inquisitive about a transfer to professional wrestling as he sat ringside for AEW’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view.
The Brazilian fighter shared his ideas on an Instagram story, tagging Tony Khan and Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of ONE Championship, the MMA organisation Belfort is at present signed to. One Championship additionally shared a photograph on its Instagram account of Belfort on the occasion with AEW star Brodie Lee.
Belfort is likely one of the true pioneers of the game of blended martial arts, making his debut all the best way again in 1997 aged simply 19, earlier than happening to signal with the UFC.
In a globe-trotting profession as an expert fighter, Belfort has earned a popularity as probably the most devastating strikers within the historical past of MMA, having scored 18 knockouts from his 26 wins towards the likes of Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, and Randy Couture.
AEW has confirmed to be inquisitive about signing athletes from the world of fight sports activities, with British Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Anthony Ogogo turning into the corporate’s first developmental wrestler when he penned phrases in October of final 12 months.