Derek Chisora releases MMA training footage and says Bellator debut comes this year

Derek Chisora releases MMA training footage and says Bellator debut comes this year

Derek Chisora is adamant he’s getting in a Bellator cage.

By Oscar Willis - 17 Jul 2020

Derek Chisora is adamant he’ll enter the world of mixed martial arts with Bellator MMA later this year or early next.

The British heavyweight boxer has long been toying with a move into the wider world of combat sports, and has been in talks with Bellator for some time. While he’s set to meet Oleksandr Usyk in a boxing bout, Chisora maintains he wants to get into a cage before he calls time on a storied career.

While we’ve heard boxers — Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte — all say they’re open to the idea of a MMA bout, it seems Chisora wants to be the first big name to actually make the jump.

“With Bellator and my fight with Usyk, a hundred percent it’s happening, it’s gonna happen,” Chisora told iFLTV. “I’m definitely going into Bellator, this year. I don’t even know who’s in Bellator, I can’t really say much.

“I’m not going to let it fizz-out, I’m on it a hundred percent.”

To make his point, Chisora has posted footage of his training to his social media, in which he appears to be working his grappling — no doubt his major point of weakness should a contest ever take place.

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