Irish featherweight and IMMAF world amateur MMA champion Frans Mlambo hasn’t fought in roughly half a year and does not seem to have any date blocked on his calendar in the near future. The KHK MMA fighter claims he’s been healthy and prepared for most of that time, though, and his recent inactivity can be connected to one thing: He can’t get a fight.
Mlambo finished his amateur career with a sweep of four victories to claim the IMMAF 145lb gold medal last July at the 2015 IMMAF Amateur World Championships in Las Vegas, USA.
He then followed up on his amateur credentials by marking himself as one of Ireland’s most exciting prospects in his home town professional debut at “BAMMA 22: Duquesnoy vs. Loughnane” in Dublin. Mlambo’s impactful performance saw him make light work of previously unbeaten Darren O’Gorman, who is an Irish prospect in his own right.
Things didn’t go his way in his second pro fight at WMA championship in January in Tokyo.
In a recent interview with Irish MMA media portal “Severe MMA”, Mlambo expressed his frustration over the lack of opponents willing to step up and take up a fight against him.
“I have been trying to get a fight for a while, things haven’t been working out for me. I am a world champion and I am just looking to fight and put on a show. We need to be getting fights to get the sport growing”
Frans is always committed to his training routine and is ready to take up anyone who comes up against him be it at bantamweight or at featherweight.
Backed-up by Bahrain’s KHK MMA, Mlambo added that he is willing to take up a fight even if he gets no money purse!