Pedro Rizzo Wants to Fight for WSOF in Brazil
“They’re doing a good job in the U.S.,” Pedro Rizzo said of the growing MMA organization, WSOF, “and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil. If they give me a good opponent, even better. Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
Long-time veteran of mixed martial arts, Pedro Rizzo, is looking to fight for the World Series of Fighting.
Rizzo has fought just twice in the past three years, but at the age of 39, that’s an impressive feat nonetheless. But that’s not enough for Rizzo, he told MMAFighting.com.
“I haven’t fought much lately,” he said. “If you ask me if I stopped fighting, I’m going to say no. I haven’t. I’m in shape. I train ever day when I’m working with Glover [Teixeira], ‘Bigfoot’ [Silva], Anderson [Silva] or Jose Aldo in their camps. I’m not in shape to fight, but I’m in shape to start a training camp to fight.”
And why does Rizz want to fight for WSOF?
“They’re doing a good job in the U.S., and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil,” he said, alluding to WSOF’s plans to expand internationally. “If they give me a good opponent, even better. Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”
Rizzo has fought to a professional record of 19-11. He has lost his last two fights – first to Fedor Emelianenko in 2012 and then to Satoshi Ishii in 2013 –both to rather well-known fighters. Rizzo says it will take an equally big name to get him motivated for a fight with WSOF.