Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort had himself quite the weekend.
The legendary Brazilian — who is currently signed with ONE Championship — was invited to All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, 23 May.
The event was held behind closed doors, but a select few were invited to witness AEW’s annual Memorial Day event, which was bannered by the Stadium Stampede Match between Matt Hardy and The Elite against Chris Jericho’s The Inner Circle.
Belfort sat ringside and met the likes of Brodie Lee prior to the event and was left amazed and entertained by the matches, particularly the Casino Ladder Match, which was won by Brian Cage.
“This is for real, this is insane. What athletes!” Belfort said on his Instagram account.
Though Belfort is expected to compete in The Home Of Martial Arts soon, do not be surprised to see the Brazilian crossover to professional wrestling, given the history of mixed martial artists trying their luck in the sport.
Belfort’s weekend did not end with the AEW, though. Also in attendance was the legendary “Iron” Mike Tyson, who presented the AEW TNT Title to Cody Rhodes.
Tyson has been making noise on social media lately, teasing a potential return to boxing after 15 years of retirement.
After the event, the pair of World Champions hooked up for a workout session.
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Though “The Phenom” has been more active than Tyson in his respective sport, spending nearly 25 years in mixed martial arts can certainly take a toll on an athlete.
But Belfort’s competitive drive keeps him going, and he signed with the largest martial arts organization in the world last year to prove that he can still hang with the very best in the sport.
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