Could the UFC sign Tyrone Spong?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Top kickboxer Tyrone Spong fought once for the World Series of Martial Arts in 2012 and once in 2013, winning both times. He was last seen in the light heavyweight championship tournament final of Glory 15 in April, losing to Turkey's Gökhan Saki via gruesome leg break.

Spong showed up at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 46, and apparently told UFC president Dana White he wants in to the Octagon.

“Every fighter in the UFC wants to fight in Ireland,” said White as transcribed by Sherdog. “I've got Tyrone Spong back here telling me, ‘Sign me for one fight, I want to fight in the UFC.'”

The Surinamese-Dutch Blackzilian then tweeted, and then retweeted dozens of fan posts.

 TyroneSpong @Tyrone_spong
I f—ing need to fight in Ireland bolox!!

Retweeted by TyroneSpong

 Kinch @KinchMMA
@danawhite just hinted at signing @Tyrone_spong!!!! Holy crap!!

 IG: blackzilins @yungluv069
Yes @danawhite mentioned @Tyrone_spong Please sigh for him for the love of everything holy sign him you will not regret it!

 Jake Edward @Jake_Edward_
@Tyrone_spong is a must have in the @UFC he'll definitely add some fireworks to the LHW division, been saying it for a long time.

 Kyle Deragon @Dragonitus 
@FloydMayweather @Tyrone_spong this is simply put THE best fighter in the world in any combat at his weight. Please sign him and I'll match!

 Tony Navalha Dunne @tonyrazor 
@Tyrone_spong bro I'd kill to see you on a @ufc card in Dublin! #killer

 Michael Cohn @BadmanShark 
Seems UFC is ready to wipe out their 205 division with the king of the ring @Tyrone_spong

 IG: blackzilins @yungluv069 
@Tyrone_spong is the fighter that can beat Jon Jones I'm willing to put money on it!

Spong is currently signed with the WSoF, but if the UFC wants him, doubtless an accomodation could be worked out.