One of boxing’s nastiest punchers has his eye on the mixed martial arts (MMA) cage.
In preparation for Lucas Matthysse’s WBC Light Welterweight bout this past Saturday against skilled Ukrainian Viktor Postol, which the Argentinian lost via knockout in round 10, The Ring produced an interesting piece, discussing his family’s history in combat sports and his current team.
It also revealed “La Maquina’s” interest in MMA:
“Sure, I’d love it. I can’t wait. As soon as I retire, I’ll give it a shot,” said Lucas, to the bemusement of his interviewer from Spanish-language channel Univision, his promoter and his team, when asked about his thoughts on the world of mixed martial arts.
Matthysse had stopped to gaze at one of the MMA cages at The Rock Gym, where he puts the finishing touches on his training, when his manager’s PR representative Marcelo Gonzalez asked him whether he’d like to try his hand in the somewhat controversial combat discipline.
“You’re not serious; are you?,” replied Gonzalez to Matthysse’s surprising statement, only to learn that the fighter was dead serious about his idea.
“I am serious. I like it a lot. I am going to make one fight and, if I like it and I do well, maybe ….View original article