Despite Belfort saying UFC 224 would serve as his last fight, it would appear that the MMA legend is ready to compete again.
“I’m going to keep going – not stopping,” Belfort said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “I’m a free agent. … We are in conversation (to sign with an organization). I have some good news: (In) 2019, I come back.”
Belfort has had a rough time in recent years as an MMA fighter, having won just two of his last seven encounters.
The longtime UFC star says that its a perfect time to be a free agent in MMA and he can bring a lot of value to which ever company the fighter winds up signing with.
“I could not choose a better time for me to be a free agent and what I can bring to the table,” Belfort said. “I’m looking to add value and what I’m really looking for – I see that we need a change. I’m a fighter and an athlete.”
There is no word yet on which promotion may sign Belfort, who hasn’t fought outside of the UFC in almost a decade.