Solomon Renfro plans to be in the UFC after knocking out his opponent at LFA 125.
Tiger Schulmann’s Renfro (8-2) returns to action for the first time in 2022 this weekend. For only the second time in his professional career, he will be fighting in a different promotion than CFFC, and that’s because LFA 125 takes place in his home state of New York.
In his last outing, he lost a very, very close split decision on season five of Dana White’s Contender Series. Renfro believes he was robbed of a win, but he did learn something from the fight, to always come forward.
“Regardless of what the f*ck happens, I always need to come forward and get the dude out of there. My job was to get that man out of there, and I didn’t do that. I left it to the judges, and whenever that happens, some fishy shit always happens. I just need to get these people out of here; my job is to do that,” Renfro told Cageside Press in an exclusive interview.
Renfro definitely plans on coming forward at LFA 125 when he faces Adam Fugitt in the co-main event. The 25-year old plans on knocking Fugitt out in the first round.
“I think he is decent everywhere, and his best strength is probably him putting guys against the cage and then taking them down… Honestly, I feel like I’m better than him everywhere. I’m better on the feet; I’m better on the ground, better kicks, I’m faster, I’m stronger, I’m smarter, I got more experience, I’ve fought better guys. It’s just my time, and the hardest thing to stop is a man whose time is coming. My time is now, believe that. I see myself finishing him within one round,” Renfro said.
Many fans and analysts believe the New York fighter should have gotten a contract after his appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series. However, Renfro believes after he defeats Fugitt on Friday, he should be on his way to the UFC, and if for whatever reason he doesn’t get the call, he will keep fighting until he gets it.
“I believe when I win this fight, I should be in the UFC, but if they take a little too long, I don’t mind taking another fight, man. Listen, I love to fight, and I love to get paid. It’s a blessing; I used to get in trouble for fighting,” Renfro said.
Solomon Renfro fights Adam Fugitt in the co-main event of LFA 125 on February 25, which can be streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Watch the rest of the interview with Renfro above.