Former UFC champions Vitor Belfort and Junior Dos Santos are set to meet the Fury brothers later this year in Triller’s new MMA boxing hybrid sport Triad Combat
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UFC legends Vitor Belfort and Junior Dos Santos want hybrid boxing fights with Tyson Fury and his brother Tommy.
The former UFC champions, both from Brazil, will make their debut next month in Triller’s new Triad Combat, which will allow MMA fighters to use their clinch fighting skills in boxing matches with smaller gloves and two-minute rounds.
Belfort will take on former light-heavyweight boxing champion Chad Dawson, while Dos Santos will face Kubrat Pulev, who brutally attacked Frank Mir during the inaugural Triad event last November.
And they’re already looking forward to a massive pay-per-view fight night where they would face the Fury brothers, with the smaller Belfort taking on Tommy while Dos Santos faces Tyson.
“We want to make the next event called ‘the duo fight,'” Belfort explained to Mirror fight . “So it will be me and Junior Dos Santos against the Fury brothers.
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“I’ve heard Tyson Fury wants to put on little gloves like the UFC, but I don’t want Tyson Fury trying to dream about something that isn’t real.”
Fury has called up UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou to a crossover boxing match, but historically it has been difficult to get the promotion on board with that kind of fight.
And Belfort believes Dos Santos is a better match for the heavyweight world champion, while he and Tommy will also make for a fascinating fight.
“It’s not possible for him to fight Ngannou, I’ll get Junior Cigano [Dos Santos] for him the best boxer in UFC heavyweight history.
“Junior Dos Santos vs Tyson Fury will be phenomenal, and then I will fight against his brother Tommy Fury.
“This is a real fight that would break PPV records, and this is a fight that could make history.
“Tommy is young, I am old, he has the youth in his corner, but I have the knowledge in my corner, that makes it interesting.
“He’s 23, he could be my son, I’m old enough to be his father, he has a lot of advantages, but that’s why Triad is so great.
“Now that Tyson can put on a small glove that is much safer than the UFC glove that could blind you, we have the gear to suit him.
“It’s an 8 oz glove and we’re going to test the waters to see if the best man will win.
Belfort recently defeated Evander Holyfield in his first boxing match since 2006, viciously stopping the then 58-year-old boxing legend within a round of their exhibition last September.
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And while Dos Santos currently has a four-fight losing streak that saw him removed from the UFC last year, a win over Pulev could catapult him to new heights in the boxing world.
He will try to channel Anderson Silva’s resurgence in the boxing world when he takes on Pulev, whose last fight under the Queensberry Rules was for the world heavyweight title against Anthony Joshua in 2020.
“The main goal here is to get a great win over Pulev and show the world that Junior Dos Santos is still here,” added Dos Santos.
“I feel like I want to repay my supporters for all the support and faith they have put into me and put in a great performance.
“I can outbox him, of course I can go in and box dirty, but I think I’ll get him into those corners and take advantage and I’m there to fight him.
“I want to show the whole world that I can do this.
“We have something very interesting for this” [Fury], we have Triad.”
Triad Combat II tops off a nine-round heavyweight clash between Kubrat Pulev and former UFC Heavyweight World Champion Junior Dos Santos on February 26, live on Fite TV.