Not many fans may know the name Tyron Spong, but as a member of the Blackzilians he his highly respected among his peers. Primarily a kickboxer, Spong has fought mixed martial arts once, however has grand expectations for himself, not only in MMA, but in all combat sports:
Spong is already considered one of the best kickboxers on the planet having defeated some of the biggest names in the industry, and hopes to do the same this weekend when he competes in a one-night Glory tournament in New York City.
But Spong won't be happy just being the best kickboxer on the planet. He's already 1-0 as a mixed martial artist and, after his Glory tournament this weekend, Spong plans on returning to World Series of Fighting in August for his second bout.
From there, Spong will then move over into the world of pro boxing where he's been learning the craft under the tutelage of famed trainer Pedro Diaz. It's a lofty goal to conquer one sport, but Spong is confident he can be one of the best in three different combat sports simultaneously.
"I want to go down in the sport as the greatest fighter of all time in different sports," Spong told Bleacher Report recently. "You have lot of fighting disciplines—you have karate, you have judo, you have this, you have that, but I think the hardest combat sports out there really are kickboxing, boxing and MMA.
"Those are the sports that really have my heart, too. I'm just following my dream."
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