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WSOF 4: Sefo Talks Huckaba, Likely Retirement


It’s not every day (if ever), that you see a promotion’s president stepping into its own cage to fight, but that’s precisely what’s going to happen tonight at WSOF 4 in Ontario, California. As you likely know, the WSOF President and kickboxing legend Ray Sefo will battle veteran heavyweight Dave Huckaba.

Recently MMA spoke with Sefo, who will be competing in his fourth MMA tilt and his 101st professional bout (including kickboxing and boxing) altogether. Since Sefo is 42 years old and has competed in a ton of fights, the New Zealand fighter believes tonight will likely be his last.

This fight is probably my last fight. My first goal in fighting was to win three fights, the second goal was to become a national champion, and the third goal was to become a world champion, and the fourth was to become a K-1 fighter and fight the best in the world. I have won multiple titles and have been inducted into the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame.

My last goal was to get to 100 fights [combined] and I am at 100, I thought I had 96, but I spoke to my coach in New Zealand, who I became world champion with, and found out that my fight this Saturday will be 101.

WSOF isn’t handing Sefo a tomato can or inexperienced fighter for his last scrap either, as in Huckaba, he’ll take on a man who is 9-1 in his last ten fights. Eight of the 39 year-old’s victories during that run have come via stoppage.

Dave is a tough, strong guy and his record speaks for itself. He was supposed to be the co-main event at WSOF 3 with Rolles Gracie, but unfortunately Rolles got hurt. So it was only fair to bring Dave back on the main card. We presented some guys and our matchmaker asked me about that fight. The timing was right, cause I also wanted to fight. So here we are.

It should be an interesting fight. WSOF 4 will be hosted by Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena and will be broadcast on The NBC Sports Network.

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