Report: Lion Fight’s Kevin Ross Not Planning Jump to MMA But “I’d Surprise a Lot of People”
By FCF Staff
Although Kevin Ross recognizes he might be able to land some big paydays by competing in MMA, the noted striker says he plans to stick with Muay Thai.
Ross, who is set to challenge Michael Thompson for Lion Fight’s inaugural super lightweight title on July 4th, recently had this to say about fighting in MMA (quote via Lion Fight.com):
“Lots of money! (laughs),” said Ross, when asked if he’s thought about transitioning into MMA. “I’ve always enjoyed MMA training and I’ve always cross-trained with a lot of MMA guys. I did think about fighting MMA back when I couldn’t get fights but it’s not something I really love. If I had my choice it will always be Muay Thai, even if it pays a fraction of what I could make in MMA.”
“I actually haven’t trained MMA in about six years. But I can handle myself on the ground. I’d surprise a lot of people.
Ross (39-11) is coming off a stoppage win over Chris Mauceri at Lion Fight 15 in May.
Lion Fight 16 will be hosted by the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and the main card will be broadcast on AXS TV.
The main card will begin at 6:00 PM /PT so that fans can still attend July 4th fireworks.