VITOR BELFORT said ‘I’d put a beating’ on brothers Jake and Logan Paul on the ‘SAME NIGHT’ if given the chance.
The YouTubers have both forged out unprecedented prizefighting careers, recently becoming two of the most polarising figures in the sport.
Older brother Logan, 26, is officially 0-1, losing to online rival KSI in 2019 after they drew in a white collar bout in 2018.
But he scored a massive moral victory in June, taking boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 44, the distance in their exhibition bout.
Jake, 24, meanwhile is 3-0, all by KO, having beaten YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
He faces Tyron Woodley, 39, in his fourth and toughest fight to date on August 29.
Woodley has the backing of fellow former UFC champion Belfort, 44, who fancies a crack at Jake and Logan back-to-back.
He told SunSport: “I hope Tyron Woodley does good, but that kid Jake is doing good business, he’s getting good traction, I respect that.
“I’d fight him and his brother in the same night, I’d put a beating on him and his brother in the same night, there’s no doubt about it.”
Belfort, having not fought in MMA since 2018, is now in the business of spectacle bouts himself.
The American-based Brazilian, 1-0 as a boxer after his 2006 debut, faces six-weight boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya, 48, on September 11.
It will mark De La Hoya’s comeback after 13 years out of the ring, when Manny Pacquiao, 42, battered him into submission.
Belfort hopes to one day merge the rules of boxing and MMA into a unified sport, but for now will settle for a super-fight in the sweet science.
He said: “The future of combat sports in the merge between these two amazing combat sports.
“Right now, we are boxing under boxing rules, and I accept it. But in the future, I want to mix boxing with the martial arts aspect.
“But until that gets done, I’m the guy with the fastest hands and most knockouts in UFC and MMA history.
“So fighting the best boxers of all time, Oscar De La Hoya, it’s a legendary fight, a generational fight and it’s going to be epic.
“This is once in a lifetime.”