As we all know, UFC moneyweight Vitor Belfort is down with Jesus. We’re cool with that. Whatever gets you through the night and helps you be kind to people during the day, is our motto (oh, you didn’t know that about Cagepotato?). Plus, it’s fun to laugh at Michael Bisping getting Bible-thumped by Belfort after mocking the Brazilian’s faith.
That said, a new promotional video for a North Carolina mega-church that features Vitor Belfort is pretty damn creepy. In the video, the church abducts parishioners who are not paying enough attention during church services, blindfolds them, sticks them in a van (cultish enough for you, yet?) only to drop them off in the center of a cage with the Phenom himself.
Belfort is dubbed a “values enforcer,” which is the type of term we all should be a little wary of, even in jest, especially coming out of the deep South. In any case, Vitor treats us all to some amazing acting and those spiritually deficient church-goers are scared straight and are presumably returned to their church more obedient than ever before.
Alright, maybe we’re just going extra hard on this because the church in question has a profiteering pastor who has become a millionaire off of his particular dorky brand of rock evangelism. Maybe that’s why they could afford to hire Belfort to do this video.
Or, perhaps Belfort was convinced to do it for free because it was for a church. In which case, oh Vitor…we know that your faith has taken you from being a toe-sucking hedonist to a presumably still toe-sucking family man, but show some discretion with who you support, homie.