‘See you soon’ — Vitor Belfort wants rematch with Anderson Silva in boxing
Vitor Belfort poses at Mayweather Boxing Gym on May 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Vitor Belfort believes he and Anderson Silva will meet again in the boxing ring.
Vitor Belfort has unsettled business with Anderson Silva.
‘The Phenom’ found himself on the receiving end of one of the most memorable knockouts in UFC history when ‘The Spider’ KO’d him with a front kick to the face at UFC 126 in Feb. 2011.
The rematch never came to fruition but Belfort believes both he and Silva are on a collision course with destiny and will meet again in the boxing ring in the near future.
“I think (we’ll face each other in boxing). They say the rematch is something everyone likes. It’s not the dish we eat, it’s the dish you eat. My message (for Anderson) is: see you soon,” Belfort told Combate in a recent interview.
Silva, 46, returned to the boxing ring earlier this month when he took on seasoned veteran and former WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., shocking the world with an upset decision win. Belfort, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, will take on boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya in an exhibition match on Sept. 11.
Silva is uncertain about his fighting future but hinted that he could stick around in boxing for a couple of more years, teasing of a showdown with YouTube celebrity Logan Paul.