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Shawne Merriman breaks silence on competing in MMA

Shawne Merriman

Shawne Merriman has been involved in the world of MMA for over 10 years. He has been training consistently and putting fights in his promotion Lights Out XF.

He has always teased competing in MMA and even had a bare-knuckle boxing match booked at one point. It’s obvious Shawne Merriman has the itch to compete.

He spoke to ClutchPoints about potentially competing in MMA. He also discussed what it would take.

“It’s hard for me to say no,” Shawne Merriman told ClutchPoints. “Because I’m a big opportunity guy and if the right opportunity came about then I would definitely consider fighting in the Lights Out Xtreme Fighting. When you have this general, this love, this passion to be around a sport. I’m in an MMA gym three or four days a week. Whether it’s here in Vegas, or California, Arizona. I’m trying to get out there in Hawaii a little bit a couple of days with Kendall and his group out there, Kendall Grove. Down in Florida, they got some great gyms out there too. So yeah, man, I just love being around the sport. So that’s why I can’t say no, because my body feels great. I like to compete. But as of right now, the biggest thing I love is really promoting these guys and getting them out there.”

If he were to compete in MMA there is a familiar sight you could potentially see. Should Shawne Merriman get the knockout, his iconic sack celebration would return.

“I think that would be automatic. I mean that just goes hand in hand and I think people would get a little hyped up over it.”