Generally it takes two or three losses in a row before a competitive fighter is released from the UFC. That’s why Caros Fodor was rightfully shocked when the news came down that he was being cut from the organization after his debut match, a close decision loss to Sam Stout.
“I thought me and Sam had a pretty exciting fight, and I honestly thought I had done enough to win, and I thought they’d give me at least one more,” Fodor said in an interview with MMAjunkie.com Radio. “They just said I was being cut, and that was a shock.”
He’s not letting that slow him down though. He recently signed with ONE FC, and is set to make his debut against Seung Ho Yang tomorrow.
“I wanted to go to ONE FC, and it was my first choice,” Fodor said. “They’re the biggest and best in Asia, and I wanted to be a part of that. I think organization-wise, it’s one of the best. They run things so professional, and they treat their fighters so well that it was definitely my first choice after being released.”
“I’m super excited to get moving past these last two losses and starting with a new organization. Especially one as big as ONE FC, it’s a great opportunity for me, and I’m looking very forward to it and getting to travel.”
Fodor is even excited about the promotion’s rules, which allow for knees and kicks against downed opponents.
“The rules over there, the soccer kicks and the knees to the head on the ground, really don’t allow for boring fights,” Fodor said. “I mean people bring it.”
“[Being cut] really did suck, but I’m super happy with ONE FC, and they’re still on the rise and growing,” he concluded. “I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Fodor will face Seung Ho Yang at ONE FC 11: Warriors and Champions tomorrow, September 13, in Jakarta, Indonesia. It will be broadcast live via online PPV.