Marcin Tybura Thinks The UFC Partnering With M-1 Global Is A ‘Good Thing’
Marcin Tybura, a former M-1 Global heavyweight champion, thinks the new partnership between the UFC and the Russian organization is a good thing for the fighters.
Speaking ahead of his upcoming showdown with Stefan Struve at UFC Hamburg this weekend, Tybura gave his thoughts on the new deal between the two organizations.
“I think so [it’s a positive thing], there are many fighters in Russia on the rise,” Tybura said. “They are more a European organization who bring fighters in from other countries.
“I think it’s a good thing for M-1 and the UFC that they co-operate. I know my transfer from M-1 to the UFC took kinda long because they didn’t have an agreement like this at the time but right now it’s going to be easier for fighters to join the UFC and that’s good, very good.”
Despite hailing from Poland, Tybura has never competed in KSW. The Polish promotion has been going from strength-to-strength in Europe as of late and speaking their current KSW lightweight champion Mateusz Gamrot, Tybura believes he could do very well if he stepped inside the UFC Octagon.
“That kind of thing is hard to say because we don’t know what the ceiling is with Gamrot, he’s undefeated,” Tybura said. “I think he would do very well. He’s coming from a wrestling background and I think that’s the best base for MMA.
“He’s proving he’s a really top guy and he’s shown that he has good cardio and can go five rounds already. I think Mateusz Gamrot would be top-10, or even go to a title fight, or even a champion.”
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