Once at the pinnacle of the mixed martial arts world, former UFC superstar, Roger Huerta, is set to make a comeback to the world of extreme cage fighting. His destination ? ONE FC in the UAE.
August 29th will mark the return of Huerta after a 2 year hiatus from fighting due to several obstacles, where many had thought that he would retire and be done with this kind of career once and for all.
Huerta’s close friend and training partner at Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand, Tarek Suleiman, who is going to fight against Mahmoud Salama in Desert Force 13 Abu Dhabi, just a few days before Huerta, had some things to say about his close companion and idol explaining how he met Huerta, how Huerta influenced him to take a full dive into the world of mixed martial arts competition and how Huerta is as ready as ever to enter the cage, punish his opponent and once again, conquer the center of the mixed martial arts world.
“I met Roger in July of last year. We have just clicked ever since. He has been my family away from family since then.”
“I have been feeding on his addiction for MMA till the sport became my first goal in life. Roger Huerta is a very generous man he won’t hesitate to jump in and help at any time. It’s very rarer to have this click with some people. It just made me give more and more to the sport and I guess you guys will see the results soon.”
“I have always been a big fan of Roger Huerta. This man is an amazing athlete, excitement was written all over his fights. He is a punisher. That’s what he does, he punishes his opponents ! After a long away from competition, Al Matador (Huerta) is hungry to fight again. He is so focused and determine on making a very strong comeback. I believe that he will destroy his opponent and I think Roger will steal the lights with his performance and be the center of MMA world again.”
Huerta will surely be cage rusty and have some jitters in his coming fight. However, someone as experienced as him, who has fought at the biggest stage of them all, the UFC, will overcome such feelings and put on an amazing performance at ONE FC. Huerta seems to be back with intent. We wish him the best.