Derek Chisora nonetheless expects to struggle Oleksandr Usyk in a boxing ring sooner or later, however with that bout on ice and no date introduced after its postponement, the 36-year-old heavyweight brawler is trying to make a transfer to Bellator MMA for his subsequent struggle.
Chisora (32-9, 23 KO) informed Sky Sports activities that he’s severe in regards to the concept:
“I’m prepared. I mentioned to [manager David Haye] the opposite day: ‘Are you able to get me right into a cage struggle? As a result of I’m able to go.’ So I believe we’re engaged on that now, an MMA struggle. I would like it, so my subsequent struggle could be MMA or Usyk. … I’m a fighter. I like combating, I don’t need to look again after I end, I need to look again and be pleased. So do an MMA struggle, end it fast, jog on and struggle Usyk, knock him out then go house and have fun.”
Chisora says that Bellator “mentioned sure” to the concept and that Haye is “engaged on it now.”
I’ll preserve my regular stance that if Chisora goes to Bellator and fights somebody who is aware of what they’re doing and doesn’t land The Punch, he’ll be in bother. Bellator isn’t fairly UFC however it’s high-level MMA, not some native outlaw mudshow with a cage arrange in a Moose Lodge or no matter.
That mentioned, I respect Chisora’s willingness to struggle anybody and provides it a go. Possibly he’ll struggle in Bellator, possibly he gained’t. If he does, good luck to him.