Vitor Belfort Confirms He’s Fighting Roy Jones Jr

New ONE Championship signing Vitor Belfort, has taken to Instagram to confirm that Roy Jones Jr. has accepted his challenge and the two will meet in his ONE Championship debut.

We reported that Jones Jr. had accepted the challenge a few days ago (which you see here) but now it would appear that ONE Championship are also on board.

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I was in the middle of ? filming for an upcoming project (which I’m excited to share with you all soon?) when I got the official response from @RoyJonesJr so I thought I would share that little moment with you all, I am very excited for what’s to come with @OneChampionship and this upcoming fight, I’m even more excited to be the first to bring you this new way of competition, it allows for the 1st time different worlds to collide in a way that’s fair and exciting!??? Thank you accepting Roy and I am looking forward to this fight! — ? @MightyJax @MightyJaxStudios #MightyJax #MightyJaxStudios — #vitorbelfort #belfortfitness #mma #onechampionship #onefc #Belfortlifestyle #belfort #boxing #tmzsports #tmz #espnsports #belfortsports #usatodaysports #mmajunkie #mmafightingdotcom #mmajunkiedotcom #mmafighter #dirtyboxing #mmatraining #andnew #fujifilm #ballengeegroup #boxersofinstagram #fighter #brazil #news #fightnews #film Eu estava no meio de ? filmando para um próximo projeto (que eu estou animado para compartilhar com vocês todos em breve?) quando recebi a resposta oficial do @RoyJonesJr então eu pensei em compartilhar esse pequeno momento com todos vocês, eu sou muito animado com o que está por vir com o @OneChampionship e com a próxima luta, estou ainda mais empolgado por ser o primeiro a trazer-lhe esta nova forma de competição, permite que à 1ª vez diferentes mundos colidam de uma forma justa e excitante ! ??? Obrigado aceitando Roy e estou ansioso para esta luta!

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According to Belfort’s Instagram message, the contest will be a special rules fight, that the Brazilian has called ‘fair and exciting’.

ONE Championship, with its ONE Super Series, is without doubt the greatest striking promotion on the planet right now. The ONE Super Series sees some of the best Muay Thai and Kickboxing stars in the world compete along side the some of the best mixed martial artist, on every card.

Belfort is a legend of the sport of MMA. While Jones Jr. is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

ONE Championship have not confirmed the news themselves but Belfort gives the impression that it’s definitely on. We will keep you up to speed with any development on this story, as we get it.

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