"Never leave it in the hands of the judges."
It's a saying that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has embraced and repeated openly and often.
ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) lightweight fighter Vuyisile Colossa shares White's philosophy. Anyone who watched his fight against Xing Yu Ma at ONE FC: "Champion vs. Champion" in Singapore on Sept. 3 knows that Colossa strives to finish his fights and finish them violently.
Colossa won his fight via TKO (punches) in a brief and brutal 49 seconds. If you missed it, you can check it out here.
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On Oct. 16, 2010, "The Cheetah" took on Filipino star Eduard Folayang at Martial Combat 12 in Singapore. The unanimous decision went to Foyalang, but some (including Colossa himself) felt that the judges scored the fight incorrectly.
The results of that fight have changed the way Colossa prepares for fights.
"I train to KO all my opponents now. I am scared the judges might pull another decision like the one from the fight against Eduard (Folayang). I should have won that fight in any style of scoring."
With the Folayang fight in his rearview mirror, as well as an impressive TKO victory at the ONE FC promotional debut, Colossa now has his eyes on Ole Laursen, one of the bigger names in the ONE FC organization.
Currently, there is no lightweight championship title holder for the promotion, nor has any title fight been scheduled. Colossa would like for that fight to take place and for it to feature himself and Laursen.
"Ole is a champion and I am a champion, but there can only be one ONE FC lightweight champion. He is the guy I want to take apart in the championship bout."
If Colossa doesn't get his preferred fight against Laursen, he's got other options that he's currently mulling around. Of those "options," Colossa mentioned the likes of Eddie Ng, Zorobabel Moreira, and even a possible rematch versus Folayang.
The proud South African wants to be the ONE FC lightweight champion and for a long time.
"I want the title so we can bring more exciting fights to ONE FC. I want to be the one who holds the belt and keeps it. I am not checking anyone out, but if anyone feels that they want the title themselves, they can step forward! Mr. Victor Cui (founder and owner of ONE FC) said that I have 10 fights on the show (for ONE FC). Hopefully that will come true."
For more information on Vuyisile Colossa and updates on ONE FC, check out the promotion's official website at: www.onefc.com.