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Hitman Houston looking for opportunity to take on best in the world after leaving Cage Warriors


By Andrew Henderson


Ross Houston wants to face the best mixed martial-artists in the world after leaving Cage Warriors and giving up his world championship.

The 29-year-old won the welterweight world title by beating Stefano Paterno in October 2018, and defended it last summer in a no-contest against Nicolas Dalby, who has since re-joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Houston after his only Cage Warriors world title defence last year. Picture: Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors
Houston after his only Cage Warriors world title defence last year. Picture: Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors

But the championship has become vacant after Houston left the company, believing he had reached his ceiling with the British-based company, and he has no shortage of offers on the table.

“I didn’t see anything left in Cage Warriors which could propel my career in the direction I wanted,” he explained.

“I always want to be fighting the best guys out there. I won the title, and I had that war against Dalby, and now I’m looking to cement myself on the international stage as one of the best.

“My managers are speaking to people just now. We’re in talks with the UFC, but I’m not sure what’s happening. There’s also Bellator, I think the actual biggest promotion is based in Asia, which is ONE, and there’s KSW, PFL."

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.



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