Deontay Wilder has emphasized many times so far that he would like to try his hand at the MMA world. It seems that this could be a reality. Wilder emphasized in a media interview that his desire is to be a part of the UFC. In addition, at the same time, he would engage in boxing and arrange matches.
Ambitious, it must be admitted. “My thing is I’m trying to come into the UFC family. I’m looking to cross over and do both boxing and going to the UFC as well. I’m serious about that. I’ve been getting a lot of calls.
…I can see myself doing both. Being since boxing is not going as fast as it should be or fighters fearing for themselves not to fight”. -Wilder told ESNews, as quoted by boxingscene.com!
Deontay Wilder on Dana White
Wilder has great respect for Dana White, considering that the owner of the UFC has always tried to be fair and arrange the best matches.
Wilder wants to see the best fighters fighting, and he could do that in the UFC. Deontay wants to be a champion in both sports. Although he is aware of the weight of that task, he once again shows his exceptional confidence. “You have a UFC fight where I know you ain’t got to worry about records, you ain’t gotta worry about managers or promotions or whatever.
The best is going to fight the best, because Dana gonna make sure they get what they want. Like he said, it ain’t all about record. It’s about the best fighting the best. That’s where I want to be at. I got several years left in me to be able to do this.
I just wanna run it all out. I want to squeeze it all out until my time is up. I got a lot to deal right now. I just want to benefit both worlds. Being champion in both of them, heavyweight champion in both of them, UFC and boxing”.