Ray Sefo on Dave Huckaba at WSOF 4: “I’m There to Knock Him Out”


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SefoMinSoo119HERO0705Having been two years since his last MMA fight, World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo decided to step down from his duties with the promotion and take one more bout not because he had to, but because he wanted to.

“I was never retired from fighting,” said Sefo. “I’ve had offers from overseas and considered that with my team, and they were like, ‘why not fight on our show?’ That’s what we decided to do.

“I’ve been in the gym six days a week, twice a day, and live in the gym. Getting ready for a fight is nothing new to me. This will be my 101st fight, so it’s just another day at the office.”

Sefo will be facing off against heavyweight up-and-comer Dave “Bad Man” Huckaba at WSOF 4 on Saturday night in Ontario, Calif.

For Sefo, the game plan is as it’s always been, use his superior striking skills to put an end to the fight.

“He’s a strong, solid guy, but so am I,” said Sefo of Huckaba. “My wrestling has been getting good and I’ve been working on submissions, but what my game is, is no secret to anybody. For me when the bell rings, one way or another, I’m there to knock him out.”

When asked if feels he needs to keep the fight standing to have his best chance of winning, Sefo said he feels that he’s prepared enough to make sure he won’t be at a disadvantage on the ground if it goes there.

“I’ve been wrestling for a long time and wrestling in camp for eight weeks, where I’ve been able to stop takedowns and keep things standing, and also taking other guys down. So for me, I’m not concerned if it hits the ground,” he said.

“It really does (surprise guys when I shoot in on them) because a lot of the time guys don’t think I’m going to do that, but then I get them with a double or single leg and take them down. Trust me; my ground game is better than people have seen.”

Having achieved so much in his fight career, Sefo told MMAWeekly.com that chapter in life is coming to a close as he continues to develop the WSOF and build a legacy in that part of the fight game going forward.

“I’ve won multiple world titles in my career. In kickboxing, I’ve fought the best in the world. My last goal was to get to 100 fights, but I found out I was already at 100 fights. So I’m 99.9 percent sure this will be my last fight, but the .1 percent is that I’d like to have one more fight in front of my hometown New Zealand fans,” he said.

“If that New Zealand one comes through, I’ll fight that fight, but if not, this will probably be my last one.”

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