Melvin Manhoef Sets His Sights on the UFC, Specifically Wanderlei Silva, Michael Bisping and Cung Le

Dutch middleweight heavy hitter, Melvin Manhoef has revealed his focus is solely now on MMA and has put kickboxing on hold, for now. He also set his sights on a few opponents who happen to be with king-pin MMA promotion, the UFC.

Manhorf, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“Yeah, who wouldn’t? I think everybody fighting wants to fight in the UFC. I think it’s one of the biggest organizations at the moment. I’m a fighter and I want to entertain people, so, for me it’s like pretty nice to fight in the UFC. If the chance is there, I’m going to do it four hundred percent. And I think every fighter, it’s an achievement on his record.”

When asked who he would like to face, Melvin said he would rather face standup fighters such as his idol Wanderlei Silva, Michael Bisping and Cung Le. Manhoef is on a three-fight winning streak and was last seen at DREAM 18 where he defeated former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Denis Kang via KO after just fifty seconds.

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