Mukai Maromo: “I am going to refer to myself as the uncrowned MFC lightweight champion”

August 17, 2012
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By: Michael Stets

Mukai Maromo was supposed to be fighting for the vacant lightweight championship at MFC 34: Total Recall, last Friday night. That changed when his opponent Adam Lynn missed weight at the weigh in, thus relegating their five round title fight, to a three round non-title affair.

“I’ll be honest with you. There was a point in time where I lost all my motivation for that fight,” Maromo said recently as a guest on Darce Side Radio. “I had already fought the opponent, and this was supposed to be the title fight. It’s a big thing. It’s a big thing the MFC lightweight title. It’s one of the biggest organizations in the world, the biggest one in Canada by far. It was a very big deal for me. I was thoroughly heart broken. It is what it is. It’s the fight game, sometimes you have to deal with it and get over it.”

Maromo got over it in less than two rounds on Friday, in front of his hometown fans in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and live on AXS TV Fights across the US. The “Afrikan Assassin” put on a vicious display of Muay Thai striking skills, finishing off the former marine Adam Lynn, at the 1:26 mark in the second round. This was what Maromo set out to do after his first encounter with Lynn at MFC 33 back in May, ended in a controversial split decision. (more…)