No.17 has sacrificed himself to rescue Goku and Vegeta, but Jiren remains unimpressed; he is fully confident that the two are far too weak to possibly defeat him. With Goku still on the ground, Vegeta challenges Jiren on his own, but he’s no longer able to even become Super Saiyan. Undeterred, Vegeta still takes on Jiren in his regular form, but is clearly outmatched. Jiren even tells Vegeta to go drop out of the arena, but he refuses to give up.
Pummeled by Jiren’s blows, Vegeta is knocked onto one of the floating pieces of rubble that surrounds the arena, but manages to hold on with one hand. Though he should be out of stamina, Vegeta remembers his family and his promise to Cabba, and manages to pull himself up and return to the arena. Though he claims Jiren’s punches don’t hurt, as he continues to be knocked around, Vegeta feels as if his body is being pulverized. Still, even if he can’t win, it’s fine as long as Universe 7 does. He even tries to pull off one of Jiren’s arms, with predictably unsuccessful results.
Jiren’s attacks knock Vegeta out of the arena once again, but this time by sheer chance his boot catches on another floating piece of rubble. As Vegeta hangs there by his foot, Belmod asks the Great Priest if this counts as a ring-out, but the Great Priest explains that the rubble counts as part of the arena, so Vegeta is still in the game. Before he can rest too much though, Vegeta hears Bulma’s voice urging him on, and he once again returns to fight Jiren… Watch the video