Chris Jericho and Vitor Belfort have been in the same ring together, but Jericho doesn't seem to know who the former UFC Champion is.
Jericho and Belfort shared a ring in May 2020 when Belfort was part of Mike Tyson's entourage during Jericho's brief encounters with Tyson.
Speaking to South China Morning Post, Belfort believed a showdown with Jericho would be a good thing for AEW, ONE Championship, and TNT.
“With myself being with ONE, and on the same network, I think it’s time for [AEW CEO] Tony Khan to give me Jericho, and I can whip Jericho’s butt. We can really make that fight happen. I think this is what the audience wants, we can draw a lot of audience for AEW and ONE. It’s time to cross promote and bring these two together. ONE has a lot of top athletes, including myself, and we can make some big fights in both.It’s gonna be phenomenal. Think about me and Chris Jericho doing a ONE fight and going over there, imagine how many fans wanna see that – him making his debut in ONE, and me making my debut in AEW,” Belfort said. “He’s ‘The Phenom’ in wrestling. He’s a very tough guy. He’s an animal. I wanna do things that really will shake the market. I know I’m not a kid any more, but I wanna create legendary fights – me and Chris Jericho is a legendary thing. It’s a one in a lifetime. I’ve not yet talked to [ONE chairman] Chatri [Sityodtong]. I’m just thinking out loud. When you say AEW, I think of him [Jericho], so it’s time to make that collision with both phenoms of both sports, it will benefit both events.”
Jericho responded to the challenge by claiming he didn't know who Belfort is, which put him on Belfort's list.
You just made the list! Don't run away— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) February 4, 2021
Jericho let Belfort know where he can find him if he's looking for a fight.
Belfort said in August 2020 that he hopes to wrestle soon and talked about his relationship with Tony Khan. You can find his full comments by clicking here.