Is Chris Algieri Destined For MMA, Or The UFC?


Ok, this isn’t exactly a typical health topic, just my opinion, and as you may know, I enjoy watching some fighting from time to time, and fighters are fascinating to study, just for intense fitness goals etc., as they are in such amazing shape.

I was just recently reading Chris Algieri’s Wikipedia Page, as I had watched a fight with him and Errol Spence, and the commentators said some cool things about him, and I tend to look people up after I see a fight.

For one thing, he is a high level boxer, and has won a title belt. Errol Spence made this fight almost look easy, but that is another topic in itself (Errol seems to just slice through top level fighters, like a hot knife through butter).

 But here are a couple things about Chris Algieri that made me wonder if he has promise in the UFC, or Bellator

1. Kickboxing Record Of 20-0

Yes, he was a kickboxer at one time, and holds a perfect 20 and 0 record. That alone is impressive. He took this up in college.

2. Top Level Wrestler

In high school Chris won a state championship in wrestling, and made it to the semi finals of another state championship, nothing to scoff at.

3. Very Good Pro Boxing Record

He went 20-0 boxing as well, as a pro, and his record now is 21/3.

4. One More Loss May Be Devastating

Now he has lost his last 3 out of 4 fights as a pro boxer. He lost his last one against Errol, and one more would be two more in a row, and 4 out of 5 fights.

Granted the other two losses were against Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiau, and so nothing at all to be ashamed of, but still then he would have 4 losses out of his last 5 fights.

Reignited Through MMA?

OK, before you get excited, he has stated in the past, that the UFC and MMA are not his passion; that boxing is his passion (I was a little sad about that when I read it in this article, for the headline leads you to believe he may be considering it, if you skim it quick).

That being said, as a business move, I wonder if an MMA fight may not reignite him? I personally would hope to see someone good at stand up, maybe Sage Northcutt, and see how he does, as I think they both have some great stand up, and that could make a big headline, especially when people realize Chris has such a well rounded fighting history.

See Sage NorthCutt Train With A BodyBuilder

I have to say, I think he has a good chance of a win in an MMA fight, unless he gets paired with a BJJ Black Belt. Though even then, he can wrestle, and strike with the best of them, so I woudn’t count him out there either.

Just like Floyd thinks Conor’s best business move would be a boxing fight with him, maybe it would be the same with Chris Algieri with an MMA fight, and I would love to see how a high level boxer like that fares.

Interestingly, in related topics, I just saw Amir Kahn says he would step into the octagon against Conor.

What do you think?

Here is his last fight against Errol Spence:

Is Chris Algieri Destined For MMA, Or The UFC?
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Martin Lotsberg

Martin is an online entrepreneur with a passion for cars, inspired topics like success and the law of attraction and he's gotten back into fitness, and is in the best shape of his life, even when he played hockey and soccer year round.

He's also a trained chef with 20 years experience in different kitchens.


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