Kickboxing legend Ray Sefo may be hanging up his gloves after his next fight this weekend. In a recent interview with BJPenn.com Radio, Sefo recalled that he had previously announced he wanted to fight his 100th bout for World Series of Fighting, an organization he oversees. Interestingly, Sefo actually miscounted, and his next fight will actually be his 101st.
“I wanted to reach 100,” Sefo said, “not knowing that I was already at 100 fights. I thought I was between 93 and 96. When I spoke to my former coach that I came up in the rankings and became world champion with, Lollo Heimuli, he told me that we had about 18 fights prior to K1. When we counted it back, we were actually at exactly 100. This upcoming fight is fight 101.”
This seems to have put things into perspective for the fight game veteran.
“Right now, I’m 99.9% sure that this is going to be my final, my last fight,” he stated.
However, Sefo is leaving the door open for perhaps just one more.
“The only reason why it’s 99.9 is because I would like to fight one more fight in my hometown, in front of my hometown where I started,” he said. ” I’d like to end it there. So, you know, we’ll see. There are discussions going back and forth, and if that happens, great! If not, you know, I’ve had a great career, and I’m happy with it. Whatever the outcome of this fight, I’m going to be, you know, I’m going to be happy with myself if anything, because my team and I have put a lot of work in this camp. I feel great, I’m in great shape. Obviously for me, the goal is to go out there and win; but also understanding that this is the world of mixed martial arts, and anything can happen. So one way or the other, you know, I’m going to be happy either way.”
Sefo has spent a lifetime in the ring, having begun his professional career with a boxing match in 1994. He went on to become a six time Muay Thai world champion and eight time K-1 World Grand Prix Finals participant. He currently holds a 78-21 kickboxing record and a 3-1 record in MMA.
Sefo will be facing Dave Huckaba (20-5) at WSOF 4 in Ontario, California this Saturday.