Vitor Belfort speaks at a ONE media event after signing with the promotion in March, 2019. Photo: ONE Championship Vitor Belfort speaks at a ONE media event after signing with the promotion in March, 2019. Photo: ONE Championship
Vitor Belfort speaks at a ONE media event after signing with the promotion in March, 2019. Photo: ONE Championship
Nick Atkin
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Nick Atkin

The curious case of Vitor Belfort in ONE Championship as Triller bout closes one of strangest chapters in MMA

  • Former UFC light heavyweight champ to box Mike Holston on June 19 Triller Fight Club pay-per-view in Miami after ONE grants release from contract
  • Belfort signed with Singapore-based martial arts promotion in Febuary 2019, but never even stepped foot in the cage, and his exit is best for both parties

Vitor Belfort speaks at a ONE media event after signing with the promotion in March, 2019. Photo: ONE Championship Vitor Belfort speaks at a ONE media event after signing with the promotion in March, 2019. Photo: ONE Championship
Vitor Belfort speaks at a ONE media event after signing with the promotion in March, 2019. Photo: ONE Championship
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.