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Pint sized knockout artist Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan is one of the gutsiest fighters in the world, first he called out Manny Pacquiao who fights several weight classes above him, now, he would like to try his hand in the UFC or MMA (mixed martial arts) according to an article by the Daily Telegraph.
Vic is not the first boxer willing to step into the Octagon. Most recently James “Lights Out” Toney has been calling UFC President Dana White out for a chance to let him fight in the cage for the right price.
Darchniyan originally from Armenia but resides in Australia, and currently holds the WBC super flyweight title, was training with Australian light heavyweight MMA fighter James Te Huna, Te Huna makes his UFC debut against Igor Pokrajac at UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Sydney, Australia at the Acer Arena, live on Pay Per View.
“At the right time, I want to have a go at cage fighting. I’ve done wrestling since I was very young, so I believe it’s something I could compete at if I wanted to,” Darchinyan said.
“My father was an Olympic wrestling coach for Armenia, so he was teaching me from the time I was very small. In a year or two, it’s something I’m definitely going to do.”
The fight the boxing fans want to see rather than Vic Darchinyan in the MMA cage is a rematch with Filipino-American boxer Nonito Donaire. In 2007 Donaire knocked out Vic Darchinyan in the 5th with a counter left hook that won Donaire “Knock out of the Year” and “Upset of the Year”. Darchinyan claims to this day that it was a lucky punch and he would beat Donaire in a rematch.
Vic Darchinyan’s next fight is on the undercard of Andre Dirrell vs. Arthur Abraham, against Rodrigo Guerrero at Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California, March 6 on SHOWTIME.
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