Oumar Sy Is In The Right Place At The Right Time

“I don’t know whether he’s prepared or not, I’m in the dark. But I’ve been preparing for three months, so I’m as prepared as I’ve ever been. I’m in great shape, so I’ve come to give a war.”

Sy is the latest in a line of talented French fighters who are taking the opportunity to shine on the world stage. French athletes were unable to compete in professional bouts on home soil until the sport was legalized by the French government in 2020. Now the sport is exploding in popularity in France, and Sy wants to join the likes of Ciryl Gane and Nassourdine Imavov by becoming a standard-bearer for French MMA on the world stage.

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For Sy, that meant getting into the UFC, then positioning himself to play a starring role when the UFC next returns to France. And, just as luck would have it, that timeline appears to be lining up perfectly for him, with the UFC announcing earlier this week that the Octagon will be returning to Paris for a UFC Fight Night event on Saturday, September 28.

“It’s clear that MMA in France is going through the roof,” he said.

“The cage is new, the show is new. People were used to boxing, the ring – that’s how it’s been for generations in France. Now that MMA is here, it’s a sport that’s becoming increasingly popular in France.

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