Bellator Welterweight champion, Douglas Lima, pokes fun and teased UFC on Twitter. The Brazilian is a three-time and current Bellator Welterweight champion. Douglas has a strong fan base in his division and has popular talks of being unbeatable right now.
Recently on a tweet, the champion tweeted that the UFC would ever try to match him against Kamaru Usman.
Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian pro-MMA fighter who competes in the Welterweight division. The Nigerian is the current UFC welterweight champion and is soon to fight Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258.
Douglas recently weighed in his opinion on the talks of a possible Usman and Douglas match up. The Bellator champion said, “UFC won’t take that risk”, Lima replied.
The Brazilian has been wanting to fight the UFC champion for a while now. The likes of that happening have been very less till today.
“I’m a three-time world champion, but they still don’t believe me,” says Lima on the UFC not collaborating
Lima has been interested in a cross-promotional fight. Bellator has worked with several other promotions in the past but has never been in touch with the UFC. In 2019 Douglas Lima opened up about wanting to fight Kamaru Usman. “It’s not the name ‘UFC,’ or ‘Bellator,’ or ‘ONE FC’ – there’s killers everywhere, and I’ve been fighting all these guys. I’ve been beating them,” Lima told TMZ.
“(I’m a) three-time world champion, three tournament (wins), but they still don’t believe me. Now that (Bellator president) Scott Coker is doing the co-promotions – he’s doing that with Rizin – I would love if we would do that with the UFC.”
There have never been signs of a cross-promotional fight as the UFC president, Dana White has turned them down.
Will there ever be an active Bellator champion and an active UFC champion going against each other?