Chaka Worthy, the brother of UFC’s “Death Star”, Khama Worthy, is entering the cage for his sixth professional fight tomorrow night at CFFC 90. Worthy missed weight by 2lbs. this afternoon, in a somewhat odd situation as the hotel gym, which fighters had been using, shut down earlier than anticipated today.
“I missed weight, the hotel shut down the gym,” Worthy explained. “They told me go back to your room or run, they had been open all day the previous two days, but today they said government orders to close at 3 PM.”
Even though Worthy missed weight, he is not making excuses, and is still excited to be fighting in less than 24 hours. The Pittsburgh native last fought back in 2019, finishing Walter Flores in the second round. Worthy was called upon to be a late replacement against Mike Kimbel in Bellator this summer, but the fight fell through. Worthy is just excited to fight, but prepared for anything in 2020.
“With my luck the judges won’t show up because of the snow storm,” Worthy laughed. “In all honesty I’m so excited. I still can’t believe it, but we made it here man, time to fight,” Worthy told MyMMANews. “I’ve learned so much, I’ve grown so much, now time to show it.”
Worthy will step into the cage against Turpal Khamzayev (2-3) who although started his professional career 0-3, has landed back to back KO victories in his last two appearances.
“I’m trying to get in and get out,” Chaka Worthy stated. “I do want to showcase my skills though, either way if this goes short or long, I’m taking that W. I’m expecting him to come out fast and very good, I watched his last fights, he is super improved,” Worthy continued. “I’ll go wherever he wants this fight to go, it doesn’t matter.”
Worthy, who will have his brother and training partner Khama in his corner along with his head coach, is loving the opportunity to fight for CFFC. Under the UFC Fight Pass banner, Worthy would love the chance to make this home for the foreseeable future.
“They treat me good,” Worthy spoke. “Lot of eyes will be watching, if I get that big Win, I want to come back again. They are putting on plenty of shows, I’d like to fight for this organization more often and continue to showcase my talent.”
As for a prediction, Worthy states, “I’m winning, that is my prediction.”
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