Stefan Struve and Cheick Kongo are two of the baddest heavyweights on the UFC roster. With a dozen or more UFC appearances under each of their belts, it's almost somewhat of a shock the two big men have yet to cross paths in the Octagon. That may soon change, though, as Struve and Kongo have requested to fight each other via the magic of Twitter.
With neither fighter currently booked for a fight, the two Europeans took to Twitter and played matchmaker for themselves.
"When's @StefanStruve next fight? Him and @kongo4real should throw it down!" A fan wrote to Struve and Kongo.
"Sounds good to me!" Struve replied via his personal Twitter account, then extending the offer to Kongo. "What do you think Cheick?! :)" Kongo, who has recently been criticized by UFC President Dana White for turning down a fight with Roy Nelson and one other bout, seemed happy to oblige to Struve's offer.
"It would be very exciting 4 the fans & a great challenge for both of us. UFC156 Lets do it!" The Frenchman wrote back to Struve.
With the two heavyweights seemingly trying to book their own fight, all they need to know is if there is place on the Superbowl weekend fight card for them to compete.
"I'm in! Great Fight for sure," Struve wrote. "Let's see if they got a spot left for us then!"
This is far from the first time UFC fighters have taken to Twitter trying to make a fight, and it certainly won't be the last. Only time will tell if Joe Silva and the rest of the UFC brass are paying attention and decide to give both men the fight they desire.
Struve (25-5) was last seen in the Octagon this past September when he defeated Stipe Miocic by second-round technical knockout in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 6 in England.
The Dutchman has won six of his past seven UFC bouts including four post-fight bonuses for his outstanding efforts.
Kongo (18-7-2) has only one loss in his past six UFC fights; however, his performances have been inconsistent. The 37-year-old last competed over the Summer at UFC 149 and produced one of the most lackluster bouts of the year against Shawn Jordan.
With all the negativity surrounding the French fighter based off his last fight and turning down short-notice bouts, Kongo needs to deliver next time he steps in the cage.
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