Deontay Wilder Brands Himself “Dangerous With 4OZ Gloves”, While Revealing Ambition to Fight in UFC

Published 11/08/2023, 10:57 PM EST

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Following his debut boxing match against Tyson Fury, Cameroonian-French mixed martial artist, Francis Ngannou entertained the idea of facing Deontay Wilder in MMA. In fact, ‘The Predator,’ referring to an ongoing discussion, claimed since Wilder has been learning MMA for a while, he could “potentially” fight ‘The Bronze Bomber’ inside a cage.

Additionally, although Ngannou claimed nothing was “set,” he declared Wilder was serious about shifting to MMA. In this context, in a recent conversation with Blue Blood Sports TV, Deontay confirmed that he would like to fight in the UFC. Here is what the former heavyweight champion in boxing said.

Deontay Wilder is confident he will dominate the heavyweight division of UFC


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On being informed about Ngannaou’s statements, Wilder stated he had not been practicing MMA for a while. However, he revealed that there were people who urged him to learn MMA frequently. “No, I ain’t been practicing UFC for a while. I got a couple of gyms, a few people hitting me up who want me to come and join and try out the training and stuff,” said Wilder.


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However, the 28-year-old assured that he considered boxing and fighting in the UFC simultaneously. “I’m thinking about doing both, UFC and boxing. To keep the activity alive and keep it going,” he said.  “I’ll be a dangerous man in the UFC with 4oz gloves. I broke the f***ing hitting bag machine with 4oz gloves. That was some real stuff,” Wilder confidently added. Along these lines, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ announced that he could potentially be a champion in both boxing and the UFC.


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Wilder wants to hold titles in boxing and UFC

Although the 38-year-old is primarily a boxer, with his power, Wilder believes he will leave his mark on UFC. In his opinion, should he fight inside the cage, people will recognize not only his talent but also his spirit. Likewise, he said, “The competitive side of me just wants to do both. I think there’s nothing cooler than being a champion at both things. Have the titles at the same time,” claimed Wilder who may fight in the PFL too.


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In addition, Wilder who does not currently hold a title in boxing, assured that he will return and reach the top. “I am coming back, I will be back on top. This time, even stronger than before. And I’m looking forward to every moment of it,” Wilder added. With that said, fans cannot wait to see Wilder inside a cage. Hopefully, we will see him take part in both boxing and the UFC. Anyway, what do you think of his statements? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a senior boxing writer at Essentially Sports. Having written over 1000+ articles, his coverage of Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather has received widespread recognition. However, his interest lies in stories pertaining to any shred of injustice or corruption happening in the world of boxing.
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Arijit Saha