Vitor Belfort Claims Roy Jones Jr. ‘Officially’ Accepted His Challenge

Roy Jones Jr. and Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort says that Roy Jones Jr. has delivered an official response to his challenge.

Belfort recently announced that he’s coming out of retirement to sign with ONE Championship. When asked who he’d liked to face, Belfort surprisingly mentioned Jones Jr., who is a boxing legend. Jones Jr. responded in a video saying he’ll take on anyone who calls him out. It appears he was serious.

Belfort Claims Jones Jr. Has Officially Accepted Fight

“The Phenom” took to his Instagram account to claim that Jones Jr. has officially accepted a bout with him:

“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 [Roy Jones Jr.] so I thought I would share that little moment with you all, I am very excited for what’s to come with [ONE Championship] 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!”

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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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Belfort had said that he’d fight Jones Jr. in a boxing match as long as he would be allowed to dirty box. Time will tell if he gets the stipulation he desires.

Would you watch Vitor Belfort vs. Roy Jones Jr.?