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ONE ‘in discussions’ to make fight between Vitor Belfort, Roy Jones Jr. happen

first_imgWATCH: The legend Vitor Belfort in the flesh! #ONENewEra | @MarkGiongcoINQpic.twitter.com/OWOxrMpVZQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 28, 2019TOKYO, Japan—MMA icon Vitor Belfort mixing it up with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in ONE Championship has the potential to either work or turn out to be a flop.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said he likes the possibility of the two squaring off.ADVERTISEMENT In fact, Sityodtong said ONE is already talking to Jones, who was untouchable in the ring during his prime, about the fight with Belfort. READ: MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE Championship “We’re in discussions with Roy and I would love to do it,” Sityodtong said during the ONE: A New Era press conference on Thursday at the Ritz-Carlton here. “Roy is one of the best boxers of all time. He is lightning quick and has massive KO power.”“It could be a legend vs legend match.”ONE just signed Belfort, a former light heavyweight champion in the UFC, last month.Both have legendary careers in their respective fields but are also well past their primes.ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US MOST READ READ: MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight weekBelfort, 41, was knocked out by Lyoto Machida in his last fight at UFC 224 in May 2018 while Jones turned 50 two months ago.A potential bout between the two came up after Belfort called out Jones in an interview with mmafighting.com.Jones, who is a four-division world champion, had already accepted Belfort’s challenge but there had been no development since until Sityodtong bared the ongoing talks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Is Rafael dos Anjos willing to fight in ONE Championship? ‘Of course’ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img

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