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UFC legend Vitor Belfort floored TikTok star Bryce Hall with a perfectly executed body shot during a sparring session.
The 44-year-old Brazilian is set to collide with boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya on 11th September at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Belfort vs De La Hoya was initially scheduled for an exhibition boxing fight as part of Triller Fight Club, but the California State Athletic Commission has now sanctioned it as a professional bout.
TikTok star Hall made his boxing debut on the YouTubers vs TikTokers event against Austin McBroom, which ended in a third-round TKO defeat for Hall.
The 21-year-old American felt the ferocious power of Belfort first-hand when the pair collided in a sparring session.
Footage of the sparring session has since made the rounds on social media, with Belfort dropping Hall twice.
Belfort, who is tied third for most finishes in UFC history, unleashed a devastating body shot when Hall had been backed up into the corner.
Hall immediately crumpled to the canvas and struggled to recover from the UFC light heavyweight champ's shot.
Belfort admitted that he admired the TikTok and YouTube star's "toughness" and wants to find him an opponent to fight on the same day as the De La Hoya clash.
"I see a lot of toughness in you, but you are a bull who has to be trained," he said.
"I wanna ask you guys to find him an opponent the same day I fight Oscar.
"You come, you train like a fighter. My rules become your rules. Find you an opponent, I'll be your trainer."
Hall has since taken to social media to defend himself as he questioned why his critics are holding him up to a "boxing standard of a pro," adding that he is "not" Floyd Mayweather.
why do people hold me to the boxing standard of a pro when ive only trained in boxing for 2 months? im learning and trying to get better! sorry im not floyd mayweather yet- Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) July 30, 2021
im trying to get better at everything that i do... im far from where i wanna be in life and i hope people see that this is only the beginning.- Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) July 30, 2021
He tweeted: "Why do people hold me to the boxing standard of a pro when I've only trained in boxing for two months?
"I'm learning and trying to get better! Sorry, I'm not Floyd Mayweather yet.
"I'm trying to get better at everything that I do... I'm far from where I wanna be in life and I hope people see that this is only the beginning."
Hall headlined YouTubers vs TikTokers with McBroom in their white-collar fight at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Twitter
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