‘I’m Always Training’- Wiz Khalifa Has Surprise News for MMA Fans

Published 06/09/2021, 1:42 AM EDT


Famed American rapper and part-owner of PFL, Wiz Khalifa sat down with Mike Bohn from MMA Junkie. The promotion returns to action at the Oceans Casino Resort in Atlantic City with regular-season lightweight and featherweight scraps. Furthermore, boxing ace Claressa Shields will make her long-anticipated MMA debut on the card.

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Bohn asked Wiz Khalifa if a stint in MMA was something that he had his eye on in the future. Wiz Khalifa opened up to the possibility of competing in MMA if the right opportunity presented itself. Furthermore, he also chimed in on the current landscape of having influencers and actors crossing over into the world of combat sports.

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“I definitely have interest in doing [MMA] it myself. I’m going to keep it clean as one of the owners now and I’ma just take the steps. I’m always training and if the opportunity presents itself into something that’s fun and could be good for everybody, I don’t see why not.”

“I look at them [influencers and actors] and think that it’s really entertaining and fun and I think they got a lot of ba**s for doing it. I just respect it and I love it. It doesn’t make me more angsty or anything but just for the entertaining side and for the sport side of it I love watching everything.”

Anyone who has followed Wiz Khalifa’s life and career would know that he regularly trains in MMA. He took up fighting as part of his campaign to pack on serious muscle into his once-lean frame.

 

PFL: Making waves

The PFL has been making a lot of noise as of late and their endeavor to keep signing top talent has been paying off. The organization has been focused on getting in both established talents like Fabricio Werdum, and crossover stars like Claressa Shields.

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Not to mention, their homegrown talent, Kayla Harrison is a figurehead for the organization as it aims to compete in the big leagues. MMA fans are looking toward PFL as it provides a fresh and unique presentation to the tried and tested format of MMA.

The PFL has a hectic schedule going forward with 6 shows until the end of August

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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