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10 Current UFC Stars Who Fought In Boxing

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Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort’s sole appearance in the boxing ring took place back in 2006, by which stage he’d already compiled a 13-6 record in mixed martial arts, fighting for the likes of the UFC and PRIDE.

‘The Phenom’ has always been known as a dangerous striker and he showcased that in the ring against Jose Mario Neves, another fighter making his professional boxing debut, by flooring him with flurries of punches twice in the space of 61 seconds to earn a KO victory.

In 2008, Belfort indicated his interest in getting back into the ring and was believed to be pursuing talks with Golden Boy promotions, but nothing came of it and he re-signed with the UFC a year later.