Belfort Asks UFC Announcer To Corner His Return
Vitor Belfort retired in 2018, mainly because the former champion was interested in the idea of a “legends league” for older fighters, Dana White would pass.
Then, less than a year after losing a retirement fight to Lyoto Machida, Belfort would sign with ONE Championship on the heels of their deal with Turner Sports.
Belfort is preparing for his first fight for the Singapore base promotion, and has asked longtime UFC Commentator/Podcaster/Comedian/ and ONE Championship fan, Joe Rogan, to act as his cornerman.
“Joe Rogan, I would like to formally invite you to be my cornerman in my first ONE Championship fight,” Belfort wrote on Instagram. “I admire your dedication to the sport, and I would love to have that knowledge, and that voice, in my corner.”
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Joe Rogan and I made our UFC debuts on the same night. I became the youngest fighter to ever win a UFC ____, and Joe embarked on his incredible career as the voice of the UFC. We also share the same respect for ONE Championship. @yodchatri and his team @onechampionship are changing the game for fighters and fans. @joerogan, I would like to formally invite you to be my cornerman in my first ONE Championship fight. I admire your dedication to the sport, and I would love to have that knowledge, and that voice, in my corner. Joe Rogan e eu fizemos nossa estréia no UFC na mesma noite. Eu me tornei o mais novo lutador a ganhar um UFC ____ e Joe embarcou em sua incrível carreira como vocalista do UFC. Também compartilhamos o mesmo respeito pelo ONE Championship. @yodchatri e sua equipe @onechampionship estão mudando o jogo para lutadores e fãs. @joerogan, eu gostaria de convidá-lo formalmente para ser meu cornerman na minha primeira luta no ONE Championship. Admiro sua dedicação ao esporte e adoraria ter esse conhecimento e essa voz no meu corner.
Rogan, who has slowed down his announcing work with the UFC, limiting them to just pay-per-views, has yet to respond to Belfort’s offer to corner him against a fighter yet to be named, but one could only imagine what Rogan would have to say to the PRIDE and UFC legend in-between rounds.