Saturday, 15 August 2015 22:03

UFC bound: Is boxing's Marco Huck headed to MMA?

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After being knocked out by Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KO) of Poland in a thrilling title-taking affair broadcast on national TV last night, is former longtime cruiserweight champion Marco Huck headed to UFC?

Despite losing his belt, Huck may have a few interesting options including a massive rematch with Glowacki in Germany and a foray into MMA.

MMA?

(Image courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions)

During Huck's camp for the fight with Glowacki, the Serbian-born German boxer met with UFC President Dana White who had invited him to watch a UFC event; presumably the current filming of the Ultimate Fighter reality series. And it's believed the men discussed the possibility of Huck joining UFC in the future.

 

"I was invited to a UFC fight," Huck told Boxingscene.

"Afterwards Dana {White} and I talked about my next fight and a possible career with the UFC. As this is one of the fastest growing organizations in professional sports it could be an interesting option.


And Dana White, as reported by BoxingScene, added "Marco is an incredibly entertaining fighter."

"In addition to that he is a former Kickboxing world champion. He knows therefore how to beat opponents with his legs. I am certain he would be a force to be reckoned with and he would help in making the sport more popular in Germany."

For those unaware, Huck learned Taekwondo as a teenager and, as an amateur kickboxer, Marco won the WAKO European championships twice in 2002 and 2003.

As a 200 lb cruiserweight, Huck could fight in the UFC as either a light Heavyweight or a heavyweight but his chances might be better with the big fellas as the light heavyweights in UFC are far more versatile in various art forms.

At heavyweight, two really interesting options for Huck would be Croatia's Mirko Cro Cop and New Zealand's Mark Hunt. Both are primarily stand-up artists and would present a very interesting match-up, as opposed to the James Toney vs Randy Couture mis-match in 2009.

 

With UFC attempting to expand in Europe, landing a big-time international star like Huck would be massive coup for the mixed martial arts organization.

UFC has, in the past, had a presumed interest in luring other prime, high-profile boxers such as Andre Berto who will be a little busy in September fighting that Floyd guy.

Huck still has some interesting options in boxing but don't sleep on that UFC idea.

It would be interesting should it come to fruition.

 

 

 
Mark Weber

Born and raised in Philadelphia, I currently reside in South Jersey which is about 20 minutes away from Philly.

I'm a Communications major at Gloucester County College and lifelong fan of several sports, including Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing.

I fell in love with Boxing during the era of the little giants... Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Manny Pacquiao, and Juan Manuel Marquez.