HE may look like a schoolboy who wouldn’t say boo to a goose, but make no mistake, this innocent-looking South Korean is one of the most dangerous prospects in theUFC.
Doo-Ho Choi has been dubbed ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Nerd’, but he is also one of the UFC’s brightest young stars.
And the 25-year-old (yes, he really is that old) has his sights set on championship glory in the UFC’s talent-stacked 145lb featherweight division.
The man known to fight fans as ‘The Korean Superboy’ is looking to move one step closer to title contention when he takes on perennial top contender Cub Swanson atUFC 206.
Choi’s record is mightily impressive – 14 wins and just the one defeat, which came via split decision in his third pro bout.
But a closer look at his recent record shows arguably the most destructive run of form of any athlete in the UFC today.
Choi is currently riding a 13-fight win streak, with his last EIGHT bouts finished either by knockout or TKO.
His UFC debut lasted just 18 seconds as he finished Juan Puig by TKO, and he’s since followed up with first-round knockouts of seasoned veterans Sam Sicilia and Thiago Tavares.
After politely calling for a bout with respected contender Swanson after his win over Tavares, Choi has been granted his wish and will take on ‘Killer Cub’ in Toronto on December 10.
Now the man who looks like a middle school pupil but hits like a middleweight boxer is all set for his pay-per-view debut in the biggest fight of his career.
And he’s not lacking in confidence, either. In a recent interview with FloCombat, Choi predicted another quick finish, saying: “I feel like I can KO pretty much everyone, and I visualise it a lot in my head.
Fast Facts: Doo-Ho Choi
Pro fights: 15
Wins by TKO/KO: 12
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 2
UFC record: 3-0 (3 wins by TKO/KO)
“I will also knock out Cub in the first round.
“I want to fight McGregor, Aldo, Edgar, Mendes. I think I can win them all.”
So, when the theme from Superman hits the speakers at the Air Canada Centre on November 10, don’t take your eyes off the screen. ‘The Korean Superboy’ is a superstar in the making.