Dana White signs monster who reminds him of Mike Tyson
UFC boss Dana White has revealed he signed an MMA novice because he reminds him of a young Mike Tyson.
White, 51, admitted Tafon Nchukwi “scared the s***” out of him following his brutal knockout win over Al Matavao.
The 25-year-old heavyweight was one of 10 fighters competing on White’s Contender Series, a show designed to funnel talent into the UFC.
Nchukwi fought in the main event against the more experienced Matavao. Yet the Cameroonian, who has only been fighting professionally for a year, scored the biggest win of his young career with a savage second-round head kick knockout.
THIS HEAD KICK KO IS TERRIFYING 😱@TafonDaDon #DWCS pic.twitter.com/RpZOj9xzsY
White revealed he signed Nchukwi to the UFC in an instant after witnessing one of the most frightening knockouts of his life.
“This guy reminds me of a Tyson-type figure,” he said. “Physically, visually, and obviously with his fighting style.
“He’s 4-0 and with four knockouts. I didn’t see the first three, but the last one was one of the most vicious knockouts I have ever seen.”
His live reaction told the story.
The head kick KO by @TafonDaDon made @danawhite look like he'd seen a ghost 😨 pic.twitter.com/MerKrhOnbt
To ESPN, White added: “I don’t know what more you could look for in a guy who is going to be a professional fighter.
“This guy is mean, aggressive, (has) unbelievable power, and cardio to back it up. The thing that scares me is he’s 4-0 — he doesn’t have a lot of experience.
Tafon Nchukwi reacts after his knockout victory over Al Matavao. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)Source:Getty Images
“He fought a guy tonight who has 10 fights. Normally, I would take a guy like this and put him in a developmental program, but he scared the s*** out of me tonight, and I’m going to bring him into the UFC.”
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