Montez Ford told Nick Khan that he’s open to crossing over from WWE to UFC

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Ford said if Khan needs someone to do that, he can be the guy. 

With the merger of WWE and UFC to form TKO Group Holdings, there have been a number of fighters and talents from both sides of the wheel that have commented on the idea of crossing over. 

There have been a handful of WWE talents at UFC fights and the likes of Michael Chandler had a live microphone on Monday Night Raw.

Joining in on the conversation was Montez Ford during his chat with Comicbook.com. Ford has aspirations to compete in MMA. His stablemate in The Pride, Bobby Lashley, told him that he’d do well. Ford added that he can throw hands with anyone backstage in WWE. He went on to share that he told WWE President Nick Khan if there is someone needed to make that crossover, he can be the guy. 

I don’t think people know, but yes, I was in the military and I was also a brown, almost a black belt in the military as well. Now, not only do I have hand-to-hand combat experience, but I got life experience.

Bobby (Lashley) said I would do exceedingly well, especially because he knows my training regimen and my drive. He knows by getting some assistance in that area, I should do exceedingly well. I can throw hands with anybody here backstage, including this one (Angelo Dawkins). I don’t get tired unlike some people. I’m very motivated to do so.

I even told Nick Khan, I said, ‘Hey, I know you’re doing all these crossovers, but if you need somebody to do another crossover and step to the octagon, I’ll be that guy.’ 

I think the weight that people need to be worried about is whatever weight I decide to do, because I’m throwing hands. I put it right here officially on Comicbook right now: If anybody truly feels like if I crossover, that they could just take me down very easily because I’m not so used to this field and UFC, tell ’em to holler at me. As the wrestlers say, for shoot. I’m ready. If they want to do something in the octagon, if they want to place me in a crossover event, WWE versus UFC, I would gladly be that representation. Right now, we don’t have any more representation. I would definitely be the representation.

Going into UFC Fight Night: St. Louis, Derrick Lewis revealed that he’s in talks with WWE and they’ve been conversing for months. 

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