Though it may not be official yet, it looks like MMA fans have a solid heavyweight scrap to look forward to in February after hard-hitting Frenchman Cheick Kongo went on Twitter and called Stefan Struve out. Better yet, Struve responded back in kind, accepting the potential bout and expressing genuine excitement about it eventually unfolding.
“It would be very exciting for the fans & a great challenge for both of us,” posted Kongo, also mentioning his desire to face off on February 2 at UFC 156.
“I’m in! Great fight for sure,” replied Struve.
If UFC 156 does not work out, another possibility could involve a February 16 event in London given each man’s connections to Europe.
The 18-7 Kongo was last seen outpointing Shawn Jordan, adding to other wins in the Octagon over Pat Barry and Mirko Filipovic.
Like Kongo, Struve has a knack for scoring stoppages, compiling an overall record of 25-5 with 23 finishes. He is currently on a four-fight winning streak with a knockout of previously unbeaten Stipe Miocic in his most recent rumble.
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