Vuyisile “The Cheetah” Colossa interview

In 1998, aged 15, Vuyisile Colossa started participating in kickboxing, and this new and exciting sport brought out the champion in Vuyisile. He was awarded 3rd place in the Free State championships and was included in the South Africa 1st team. He won a bronze medal in the SA Fighting Championships.

In 1999, he won the BIG Five Championships and came 2nd in the Free State Championships. He achieved 2nd place in the 2000 SA championship. In 2001, he came third at SA trails in Pretoria and was awarded his national colors. He was chosen to represent South Africa in Vienna, Austria.

In 2002, Vuyisile received the Premier’s Youth Award in Bloemfontein. He was honored by the department of Sport, Arts, Culture, Science and Technology for his exceptional achievement in the field of sport. In the same year, he turned professional, winning his first two titles: the South African Full Contact Kick Boxing Title and the Ring Contact Fighting Art International Welter Weight Kickboxing Champion Title.

In 2003 he was crowned as the South African Professional Kick Boxing Council middleweight champion, Thai Boxing Champion as well as the runner-up for W.A.K.O Pro World Title. In December that year he attained his 1st Degree black belt in Ring Contact Fighting Art. Furthermore, in 2006, he was the runner-up of the King of the Ring World Title, then going on to make his debut in the K-1 Fighting Network Arena.

Since living in Hong Kong, Colossa has competed at the Kings Cup (Super 8 Tournament) in Thailand, in Honor of his Majesty the King’s 83rd Birthday (where he met opponent Yodsaenklai Fairtex for the fourth time), at Planet Battle (June 2008) against Naruepol Fairtex, Thailand,The Contender Asia 2008 Finalist, and at Planet Battle (November 2008) against Yodsanklai Fairtex, Thailand, Winner of The Contender Asia 2008. He has also competed in I-1 World Grand SLAM in Hong Kong (22 October 2009) and I-1 Grand Extreme in Macau (7 November 2009), and came second in both 4-man tournaments.

He started his Mixed Martial Arts career back in the year 2000, He was in high school but he never had the chance to train full time because MMA in South Africa  in 2000 is only starting to get into the consciousness of South African people.

His biggest inspiration is his Family.

My biggest inspiration is my family, and the hunger to be the greatest in what I do.

MMAOrient interviews “The Cheetah”:

MMAOrient: What’s your favorite strike/submission to use in any fight?

Vuyisile:

Jab and the short left hook are my favorites, arm bar is my submission move that a first technique i have learned for the ground game.

MMAOrient: Do you like to stand with your opponents or take them to the ground?

Vuyisile: 

 Well I prefer standing up , and every fight starts from standing , no need for me to take anyone down unless i am forced too.

MMAOrient:  We all know that you’ll be fighting in Road FC 5 on December 3rd against a top lightweight prospect of Korea, Nam Yui Chul. What holes do you see in Nam’s game?

Vuyisile:

 Yes, I will be in Korea on December 3rd. Well I guess I will have to see what he has inside the cage, because every fighter changes the way they perpair themselves for every fight, I just have to be more and more effective on my Stand up then will take it from there!

MMAOrient: If you could have one dream fight with anyone, who would it be?

Vuyisile:

 Dream fight for me will against BJ Penn or the current UFC lightweight champion.

MMAOrient:  If ONE FC offers you a rematch against Team Lakay’s Eduard Folayang, would you accept it?

Vuyisile:

Yes, I will definitely accept it! But the question here is will He ( Eduard ) accept the fight?

MMAOrient: What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your career?

Vuyisile:

 I want to be remembered as the greatest MMA fighter of all time who made the difference in the sport.

MMAOrient: Any person/sponsors you would like to thank?

Vuyisile: 

I would like to thank all my training partners and the MMA promoters I am working with , and everyone who appreciate me and my fighting style.

Cheetah’s next fight will be on December 3rd at Road FC 5 against a very dangerous South Korean Lightweight fighter, Nam Yui Chul.

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