Written by: Vasantha


Despite still pursuing another title in boxing, Austin Trout will face UFC legend Diego Sanchez this month in a bare-knuckle fight.

Before his February 17 bare-knuckle fight with 41-year-old Sanchez, Trout spoke to TMZ Sports about doing this again.

"Don't get me wrong, I'm still very much trying to pursue a world title in the boxing world. But, there's no reason I can't be a champion in both. I hope it can be a lasting relationship because I like what they're doing in the BKFC," Austin told us.

Trout has compiled a 36-5-1 record in his career, including a 12 round fight with Canelo Alvarez in 2013. Among Diego's many accomplishments are his defeat of Nick Diaz and Clay Guida through the years.

There's no doubt that Trout, a world-class boxer, would be an advantage over a wrestler, but that's not how he's approaching it.

"I'm not gonna think that way. I have to make sure I prepare for the best Diego can give me, and if he makes it an ugly fight, real rough and tough, it's gonna be a long night for me," Austin said.

"So, not only do I have to be able to neutralize that, but I also need to be able to whoop his ass if he decides to come inside and square up with me. We gotta make him pay in every aspect."



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