It’s no surprise that Dutch-Tunisian MMA fighter Yousri Belgaroui (31) was cast as the main character Pope’s bodyguard in the hit series Mocro Mafia. But more important: UFC boss Dana White promised him that if he had one or two good fights, he would get a contract in America. He talks about that goal with Remy Bonjasky and Tim Riedijk.
The Amsterdammer doesn’t want an acting career (yet), after all, there’s still a lot to achieve in the world of martial arts. He recently fought Dana White’s Contender streak for a UFC contract, but Lyme disease threw a spanner in the works. Nevertheless, he is doing well in the MMA mecca of the world. UFC boss Dana White personally called him with an exciting message. ,,One or two fights and we’ll sort it out.”
I will never be a fighter past his prime and still trying to make it. It is pure ego
On October 29, Belgarui will fight at the Levels Fight League in Amsterdam, and he wants to show himself off because no doubt someone from the UFC is watching. Belgaroui calls ending up there not a dream, but a goal. “My dream is to be happy with my family. My goal is to join the UFC, and I think that’s very possible in the short term. I also like to let things go. But sport is not something I leave my family for. I will never be a fighter past his prime and still trying to make it. It is pure ego.”
An interesting discussion takes place with former kickboxing champion Remy Bonjaski, a regular in-ring sidekick, who points out that Belgarooy needs to take extra steps to achieve his goals. All inside If he wants to become a consistent UFC fighter, he needs to move to the sport.
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Of course it’s about Belgaroi’s kickboxing career before stepping into the cage. About previous clashes with Israel Adesanya and of course the trilogy with Alex Pereira, then kickboxers in Glory and now (former) world champions in the UFC. Does it hurt to be Belgarooy? Title scenes Lost? Speaking of Pereira, the Brazilian is now a megastar and was once his biggest rival. Now they are very close and help each other in training camps. Belgaroi also belongs inner circle Perera explains how it came about.
Does meeting a party ever happen? Izzy Adesana in MMA with UFC? Recently, there was a dispute between the two Staring Let’s go, who knows…
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