Kai Kara-France Having No Clue Who “Big Fan” & NFL Sensational Joe Burrow is at UFC Columbus

Published 03/27/2022, 6:11 AM EDT
May 25, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) talks with center Trey Hopkins (66) during practice at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Kai Kara-France enjoyed a sensational triumph over #2 UFC Flyweight contender Askar Askarov to celebrate his 29th birthday. Held in Columbus, Ohio, the Fight Night received an immense crowd, also counting many renowned stars and athletes. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was one such star in attendance.

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Interestingly, Burrow, who is a Kara-France fan, approached the Kiwi to congratulate him after his win. But to our surprise, Kara-France was not familiar with the Cincinnati quarterback. In an interview with Megan Olivi, Kara-France shares his thoughts on his meeting with Burrow.

 

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Olivi asked Kara-France if meeting Burrow was ‘a big deal’ to himOn this, ‘Don’t Blink’ replied, “I don’t really know when he came out to me… I was like, what’s up, bro? What’s your name? And they were like He plays with Cincinnati Bengals. But he was a big fan, so… now I love having new fans and I guess I better get to a game and watch it.”

Later, Burrow and Kara-France are greeting each other with respect. “It’s all good, brother,” replied Burrow. In addition, the football quarterback is conversing about getting the UFC Flyweight out to watch a game for Cincinnati Bengals.

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At UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Daukas, Joe Burrow was one among many stars who stole the limelight with their presence.

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Kai Kara-France: “I want the next title shot!”

Askar Askarov, who was until now unbeaten in UFC, lost to the New Zealander, Kai Kara-France. Kara-France had to tackle a lot of Askarov’s powerful wrestling in the first round, but in the end, it was Kara-France, all over.

After his convincing decision-win, Kara-France is now laying his eyes on Gold.“Now I’m starting to put it together, so hey I know Brandon Moreno and [Deiveson] Figueiredo fighting very soon. I want the next title shot,” said Kara-France in his octagon interview.

With this victory at UFC Columbus, the 29-year-old is now on a three-fight win streak in the UFC.

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Shivam Verma

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Shivam Verma is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This combat sports fan and active Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing practitioner, who is also a media graduate, has worked with various news and media organizations. By combining his interest and educational degree, Shivam is on a mission to unite his two passions- love for writing and sports.

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