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Kang Sets Sights on Belt Defense, “Beastman”

We haven’t heard much from Denis Kang since his shocking loss to Gegard Mousasi at DREAM’s Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round in April, but our buddy Damon D at’s Fight Talk Radio tracked him down for an interview about his future prospects. It turns out the American Top Team-trained “Super Korean” will be continuing his world travels in the near future. On August 31st, he’ll be defending his SpiritMC heavyweight title against Kim Jae Young, who Kang has already defeated twice (both times by first-round stoppage); you may recall that Kang’s insistence on competing in these Korean squash matches was what sunk his negotiations with the UFC.

But then things get interesting: On October 25th, Kang will face former UFC fighter Marvin Eastman in the newly re-launched Raw Combat league in Calgary. Which is good news for his legions of Canadian fans, and not-so-good news for us Americans. (Have Affliction and EliteXC not gone after this guy? And if not, WTF?) Anyway, to hear Kang’s take on why Fedor is the greatest fighter in the world, and why his training mate Patrick Cote might have a chance against Anderson Silva, listen to the damn interview.

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UFC fan- August 18, 2008 at 12:57 am
Damn shame letting that poor cancer victim exert himself like that!
guy lafleur- August 17, 2008 at 8:46 pm
SpiritMC only asked that Kang fight once a year and he could do whatever he wants the rest of the time so considering his heritage and family there, the coin he makes in Korea as oppose to what Dana's gives and his popularity in Asia from his Pancrase/Pride days, its a pretty easy choice to make for Denis.
Its nice to see he's coming back to his other home in Western Canada.
Big Shafty- August 17, 2008 at 8:07 pm
I like Denis Kang, good to hear some news about him. I also like his dome. His head is flat on top like an anvil.
asian sensation- August 17, 2008 at 7:42 pm
denis kang is one of my fav fighters bc i am also really surprised hes not already in one of the bigger organizations or in the biggest being the UFC. he would be a great addition to the ufc MW division...and most likely even a contender..
Truth- August 17, 2008 at 7:03 pm
Good to see Denis Kang back on track. Beastman is definitely a gatekeeper and their match will prove whether Kang has the ability to become a top MW.