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Vitor Belfort opens as favorite in potential $30 million fight against Jake Paul

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Vitor Belfort has opened as the favorite against YouTuber Jake Paul.

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Vitor Belfort has opened as the betting favorite over Jake Paul after Triller’s $30 million winner-takes-all fight proposal.

Sports.Betting.ag opens Belfort as a -180 favorite while Paul, a YouTuber with a 4-0 record, is a +150 underdog.

Belfort called out Paul following his first-round TKO victory over 58-year-old heavyweight boxing legend Evander Holyfield in the Triller Fight Club main event on Saturday.

“We’ve got $25 million, the winner takes all,” Belfort said. “Let’s go! Hey Jake Paul, stop running from me, man! I’m gonna teach you a lesson! You can be my kid, you’re gonna meet daddy over here at Triller!

“Stop running! You’re a little b—ch!”

Can Paul add another former MMA champion to his hit list? The YouTube star has already beaten two former welterweight champions in Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, but has never fought a fighter of Belfort’s size.

‘The Phenom’ is a former UFC light heavyweight champion who also used to compete in the middleweight and heavyweight divisions.

Paul, who fought both Woodley and Askren at a significant size advantage, has yet to respond to Belfort’s offer.