Deontay Wilder open to UFC switch – but fears he would “end a life”

Deontay Wilder has revealed he is open to the prospect of switching to UFC, but is concerned he would kill an opponent in the Octagon.

The WBC world heavyweight champion boasts an unbeaten record in the boxing ring, winning 41 of his 43 bouts by knockout.

He is set to defend his title in a rematch with Tyson Fury next month, but admitted anything was possible after that.

Wilder, 34, told ThaBoxingVoice : “I only have six years and theoretically speaking anything can happen in that time-frame.

“I feel MMA, they allow you to get on top of your opponent and bash his face in with velocity and speed coming downwards.



Deontay Wilder fears he would "end a life" if he switched to UFC
Deontay Wilder fears he would “end a life” if he switched to UFC

“Four-ounce gloves, I already talk about getting people out of the ring, but that would definitely be the sport where I show it man.

“It’s just different rules, different things, I’m built with a set of skills, I have a lot of intellect and a lot of knowledge of combat, period.”

Fury has enjoyed a brief stint in the limelight of WWE, and has also admitted he’d be open to a UFC bout.



Wilder is preparing for his rematch with Fury next month
Wilder is preparing for his rematch with Fury next month

Conor McGregor’s money-spinning crossover from UFC to boxing has paved the way for other stars to try their hand at different disciplines, and Wilder feels he would be a real threat.

“So I see all the MMA guys always come to boxing because in boxing you have to stand on your feet, you have to be a motherf****** man for 36 minutes,” Wilder added.

“But I wouldn’t mind going into his world as well too. One for one. May the best man win.

“You know, all this is fantasy talk. I don’t think anything will ever come to fruition, I’m just too dangerous of a man in any type of combat sports.

“I really would end a life because I have the power to, and that’s just the damn truth.”

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