Glover has racked up five wins and a law degree since becoming a professional fighter (Photo courtesy of MFC).
Undefeated Lightweight May Make MFC Debut in February
Undefeated lightweight Tyrone Glover (5-0), who recently took a five-year absence from Mixed Martial Arts to start his own legal practice, has signed a four-fight deal to compete in the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC). The Denver native could make his debut in the Canadian-based promotion as early as February, when the promotion hosts MFC 28: Supremacy.
“From a performance standpoint, this is the perfect time for me,” Glover stated. “I wanted to get involved with a good promotion, and I’ve done that by coming to the MFC. And I have the resources now for my training and my support system. Having those two things means I can come into the MFC and establish myself in the lightweight division and be a force to be reckoned with.”
Glover started his professional career in 2003 and had three stoppage wins in the Gladiator Challenge. He then took off a year before returning to action in the Tokyo promotion Deep’s 20th Impact, securing a majority decision victory over Din Thomas. It was then that he spent the next few years pursuing a law degree and started his own practice. The lure of MMA eventually pulled him back this past November when he surfaced at Fight to Win – The Professionals and submitted Nick Buschman via armbar.
“I think my talents lie in my well-rounded game plan,” Glover said. “I think I’ve got the tools to put a guy down, and I’ve got the tools to stand with him. It may not be my pedigree like wrestling is, but I’m confident I can use my stand-up. My real strength is being able to put together a cohesive MMA game plan that I can use to beat anybody.”
While the sport alone was enough to pull Glover back into the cage, he insists that he did not end his retirement to simply increase the wins on his unblemished record.
“I’m not the kind of fighter who wants to go out and just rack up wins, get a bunch of boring wins and keep a spotless record,” he confirmed. “I want to be in exciting fights every time. I want the fans to want to see me fight for the title, and I want fans to want to see me fight as the champion.”
The location and roster of fights for MFC 28: Supremacy has not been announced yet, but its details are expected within the upcoming weeks.