ROAD FC just announced that it has signed on yet another MMA legend, Choi Mu-Bae, to get back into MMA action at ROAD FC 23 on May 2, 2015.
Details of his opponent were not announced, but the fight will be at heavyweight. Choi joins a roster that just put fellow PRIDE Korean fighter Yoon Dong-Sik back into action as well as Daiju Takase, both of whom will meet at ROAD FC 22 on March 21st.
Of the signing, Choi said,
“I wanted to come to ROAD FC, and slowly it has happened. I do not think of this as my retirement, I think of it as my second prime! Your support will be rewarded.”
“Heavy Tank” got his start in Greco-Roman wrestling but added massive punching power to his arsenal when he got into MMA. Choi hit the prime time in PRIDE in 2004. He went up against Yoshihisa Yamamoto and Yusuke Imamura in Bushido, and ended the first year undefeated with wins over Soa Palelei and Giant Silva.
Choi then suffered back to back losses against Sergei Kharitonov at PRIDE 29 and Sylvester Terkay at home in HERO’S. After that, it was excellent results in Pancrase and Sengoku, with a knock out of Dave Herman, and a brutal face planting of Gary Goodridge in The Khan.
After a break, Choi returned to MMA in 2013 when Revolution hosted an event in Korea and he KOed Toyohiko Monma in style. Now the 44-year old becomes the latest to hop back on the bandwagon and get in the cage to prove he’s still got it.