Hellmuth is undoubtedly one of poker's high achievers, but he can say some pretty incredible things sometimes. His latest outburst may be one of the craaaaziest quotes we've ever heard him blurt out.
According to pokernyhederne.com, Hellmuth was asked about the prospect of Ivey breaking his bracelet record and his response left the interviewer agog.
"You must understand that everything comes to records. The record is everything! It might be Ivey overtakes me, but it should certainly not be until I have 17 or 18 WSOP bracelets. This is a race to 20!"
Earlier this week, Ivey collected his 8th WSOP bracelet and following his win, he claimed he had a shot at 30 gold bracelets.
Ivey seems confident of breaching that 20 bracelet mark, but Hellmuth's bracelet-hunting has stalled in recent years - having picked up just two in the last seven years.
Surely the smart money is on Ivey to get there first, but Hellmuth still holds the record and it's unlikely he will lay down and let Ivey steamroller his place in WSOP history.
Who do you think will get there first?