The Professional Fighters League (PFL), formerly the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), recently announced their 72 man roster for their upcoming season, where 6 fighters will walk away as a millionaire. One of the fighters set to compete in the upcoming season is Sweden’s Sadibou Sy (6-2), who will take part in the Middleweight division.
“I have for some time had a dialogue with my management, and we have been looking to get significant fights to be able to show my abilities to a larger audience. They pitched my name to PFL and they liked my style of fighting and I was offered to be part of the organization.” says the accomplished striker to MMA Viking.
Sy is currently on a fine run of form, scoring two consecutive knockouts in his last two fights, both within the first round. Considering the money on offer to each winner, Sy explained how winning would change things for him but not stop him from going back for more:
“When I win the tournament it will set me up nicely to be able to focus even more on my training for season 2.”
In a roster full of incredible talent (UFC vets John Howard, Eddie Gordon, Danillo Villefort, and Gasan Umalatov) the Swede decided to not focus on who’s on the roster and prepare for the long road of fights ahead of him this coming year. “I haven’t looked at the other fighters, I leave that to my coaches. I will focus on myself and make sure that I am as sharp as I can be. If my level is where I know it can be, it doesn’t matter who is on the other side of the cage.”
“My goal is to win the tournament, so I’m preparing for 5 fights this year.”
“I believe my coaches have received the first opponent that I will fight on July 5th. PFL will announce this in the coming days or weeks I think.”
Elsewhere on the roster, another Swede is set to join Sadibou at PFL. Jonatan Westin (10-2) will compete in PFL’s welterweight division for the upcoming season. Sy believes being at this stage with a fellow countryman is a huge positive and an opportunity to show why they’re there in the first place.
“Sweden has always had very good fighters, and it is very positive that more of us get to prove how good we are on the biggest stages. Now it’s up to us to show that we belong in the top by winning.”With a fight date set, planning for the fight ahead is easier for Sy as he is set to training plans the same as always.
“I will do my camp at home, and split my time between Pancrase, Vasa Pretorian and Prana jiujitsu as I have always done. Knowing that I have a set date for my fight makes it much easier to plan my training and I always perform at my best when I have a set date to work towards.”