WSOF President Ray Sefo Takes Temporary Leave as August 10th Bout Nears
By FCF Staff
World Series of Fighting has announced that the promotion’s President, Ray Sefo, has temporarily left that role so that he can allocate more time to his ongoing training camp. Sefo is scheduled to fight Dave Hucakaba at WSOF 4 on August 10th, which will be hosted by Ontario, California’s Citizens Business Bank Arena.
“I’m looking forward to another chance to step into the cage, but before I do, I felt taking a temporary leave from my executive duties was the right thing to do,” Sefo said in a press release from the promotion. “I’m fortunate to have an outstanding team at World Series of Fighting which I know will handle our operations while I’m gone. And after my fight, I’ll step back into my role as World Series of Fighting President.”
The decorated kickboxer and 42 year-old vet will be competing in a MMA bout for the first time since February, 2011, when he was submitted by Valentijn Overeem at Strikeforce event.
“Even though I took on an executive role at World Series of Fighting, I never actually retired from active competition,” Sefo said. “About three years ago, I set a personal goal of reaching the century mark, 100 fights, and then calling it quits. Now I’m excited to say I have a chance to do that.
“But I knew I couldn’t be the president of World Series of Fighting and fight for the company at the same time. To try and do so would have been a disservice to all of our fighters and my team at WSOF, not to mention me as an athlete and to all of the fans who will be watching me in action again. I’m fortunate to work with an outstanding group at World Series of Fighting, and I have total confidence their work will allow the success we’ve enjoyed so far to continue on Aug. 10.”
The upcoming event will feature Tyrone Spong taking on light-heavyweight Angel DeAnda in the main event, and the card will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.