Willie XO, Afrobeat artiste, is most likely going to halt his music career to pursue a new passion, boxing in the United States. The husky singer, who whetted the appetite of his fans with the release of two singles last year, told Saturday Tribune that he will be venturing into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the United States.
UFC was developed in the 1990s as a martial arts organisation in El Dorado, United States and is known for raising influential boxers like the most popular UFC fighters, Irishman Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
Willie Xo, who has been undergoing intensive training exercises and drills in preparation to his signing up, said he had a plan B to use his participation in the UFC to raise as much fund as he can to stage a return to music, which he describes as his main passion.
“Before music and signing for SBMG (Silent Billionaires Music Group), not many people knew I was into UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). I was into music for too long and it just didn’t hit the right notes, so, I went into UFC.
“I told my brother and parents, but my mum did not want me to go into UFC because she was worried about me getting knocked out. I wasn’t worried about that but thinking of knocking some people out, make some money and come back to do music because it is my passion.
“I was actually billed to have my first fight last year but all that ended when I got a phone call that some people, from SBMG, wanted to sign me. The deal took a while to go ahead because I was trying to make sure that everything was intact,” he told Saturday Tribune.
Willie XO last year released his first single Kraze and this year he has dropped ‘Slow’ which was shot in Jamaica.
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