WSOF 32’s Caros Fodor: People Who Know Him And His Brother Ben, Say Bout is a “Long Time Coming”
By Kelsey Mowatt
Recently World Series of Fighting raised eyebrows and prompted debate, when it announced Caros Fodor will fight his brother, Ben Fodor, July 30th. Of course, brothers competing against one other is nothing new, but when the point of the sport is to knock your opponent out or force them to submit, people are going to talk.
Recently Caros Fodor appeared on Full Contact Fighter Radio, and when asked how he would respond to critics of the booked fight, he stated:
“I can understand their scepticism, like the majority of people,” said the 32 year-old Fodor. “But really, ever since the fight was announced, the people who know my family the closest, and who know me and Ben the most, are the ones who are going ‘it’s about time’, or ‘this is a long time coming’. They understand exactly.”
“The general public probably thinks it’s a circus act, or that me and him are going to pretend, or mess around in there, but everyone we know is like ‘it’s about time’. As soon as I signed with World Series and Ben was in there, everyone kind of had in their head that it was going to happen. I don’t really know what to say to everybody. The situation is that how we grew up, and me and Ben’s relationship, this is perfectly fit for it and it’s been a long time coming.”
Fodor’s reported over the years that his relationship with his adopted brother Ben, also known as “Phoenix Jones”, has been a rocky one. More recently, however, the brothers were on better terms and were training together once. The AMC Pankration fighter reports that’s no longer the case.
“In the very beginning, we were doing bad, and then MMA kind of brought us together, and we were doing good,” said Fodor, who relayed he hasn’t been training with the 27 year-old Ben for the last six months. “At this particular point we’re not that good, so actually the timing’s perfect…”
“Me and him have thrown down on Thanksgiving dinners, and anytime we spar in the gym it’s always like that, it’s always a battle, a full on fight,” Fodor added. So, I think it’s going to be really exciting for a lot of people to watch. Ben’s an exciting fighter. He’s never had a boring fight in his life…”
The fight will take place following Fodor’s (10-5) unanimous decision loss to Luiz Firmino in January, while Ben (6-1-1) is coming off a submission win over Roberto Yong in September.
WSOF 32 will be hosted by the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Washington on July 30th.