Olympic gold medallist Gable Stevenson open to MMA transition as he tells UFC chief Dana White to ‘come and speak’
OLYMPIC gold medallist Gable Steveson is open to transitioning into blended martial arts however admits he is undecided about his future.
Steveson, 21, claimed gold for Staff USA final week with a surprising last-gasp victory over Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili within the closing of the lads’s 125kg freestyle wrestling match in Tokyo.
Olympic gold medallist Gable Steveson is open to transitioning into MMACredit: Getty
Steveson reckons he can grow to be the ‘baddest man’ within the heavyweight divisionCredit: Getty
And the 21-year-old has urged UFC president Dana White to ‘come and speak’Credit score: Getty
The MMA neighborhood have been preserving shut tabs on the phenom ever since he was seen wrestling with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
The prospect of testing himself contained in the cage significantly appeals to the Kill Cliff ambassador, who advised SunSport: “[I’m] most undoubtedly a [long-time follower]. I have been following for a very long time.
“I really feel like in Olympic wrestling, I’ve secured myself because the baddest heavyweight on earth. To go on the market and convey the gold medal residence.
“For me to go on the market and to deliver a UFC championship residence, on the heavyweight division too, might cement me because the baddest man once more.
“Who would not wish to put their finest foot ahead and be the baddest man in two various things at one time?
“I can do this myself, I do know I can do it.”
Steveson had MMA followers salivating on the prospect of him competing within the cage earlier this week after he despatched a tweet to UFC president Dana White.
The Minnesota Golden Gopher stated of the tweet: “It is a ‘Dana, come say hey’ [message].
“I am right here. I do know you realize I am right here too. If you need us to speak, you’ve all of the rights to speak to me.
“That tweet was a message for me to open the door for him to come back and speak.
“He is most likely adopted me for a little bit bit.
“However I do know what Dana has completed for the UFC promotion-wise and every part else.
If you need the following large fighter, I am proper right here
Gable Steveson’s message to UFC president Dana White
“If you need the following large fighter, I am proper right here.”
MMA organisations internationally should compete with the WWE for the providers for Steveson, who has been courted by the wrestling promotion for a number of years.
However with time on his aspect, Steveson is in no rush to decide about his future.
In truth, the Staff USA star hasn’t dominated out the potential of turning into a two-time Olympian on the 2024 Video games in Paris.
He stated: “I have not actually thought of what’s subsequent. I advised all people I used to be going to come back residence and sit down for a little bit bit and simply calm down myself and simply decide what’s finest for me and what’s subsequent.
“I might go for double gold in 2024, I might see Vince McMahon – who has reached out to me personally to go on the market to do WWE.
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“Or I might go see Dana White. I imply, even the [Minnesota] Vikings gave me a message. The choices are open, my doorways are open.
“I am gonna decide the most suitable choice. However as of proper now, I am undecided. I am gonna preserve looking out.
“I’ve the world to discover and I am simply gonna step my foot in that door and open all of it and discover myself.”
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