Cheick Kongo accepts Matt Mitrione challenge when he returns to the octagon

UFC heavyweight slugger, Cheick Kongo has accepted the challenge issued by TUF 10 cast member, Matt Mitirone to step inside the octagon with hiim, saying if the promotion were to offer him the fight he’d “gladly take it”.

Kongo, speaking via Riddum.com, said:

“[Matt Mitrione] is a great guy. I met him several times, he came off as a good person, the type of person I like in life and as a fighter. If the UFC offered me this [match-up], I would gladly take it.”

Kongo was last seen at UFC 120 in October, facing Travis Browne in a fight that ended in a draw. The Frenchman had a point deducted late on in the fight for repeatedly grabbing a hold of the shorts, something that ultimately prevented him winning the fight. Mitrione is currently undefeated holding a professional record of 4-0, with each win inside the UFC octagon. Stoppage wins over Marcus Jones, “Kimbo Slice” and Tim Hague has put Mitrione into the spotlight in the heavyweight division.

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