Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Hot on the heels of his miraculous win against Hermes Franca in Costa Rica, rising star Ferrid Kheder has issued a bold statement to the MMA competitors of the world. "I can beat any fighter that faces me at Xtreme Vale Todo," said the Frenchman, who managed to earn a decision against the UFC veteran on Sunday night despite being out-struck and out-grappled for three rounds. Of course, the outcome of that bout has managed to stir up controversy, with Franca publicly decrying the results as something that made him "really upset" and "sad." But Kheder, who once won an Xtreme Vale Todo bout by submission despite being knocked out, and won another by split decision even though he was unable to answer the bell for the second round, has remained unfazed - and steadfast in his belief that he could emerge from any Costa Rican fight with his arm raised in victory. "I don't care who you are or where you've fought," said Kheder. "If our fight takes place at Xtreme Vale Todo, I will defeat you."