Rodney Wallace is hoping a new three-fight contract with the Maximum Fighting Championship could ultimately lead to a change in his rather unique nickname.
Tagged “Sho Nuff the Master,” Wallace has desires on propelling his new deal into wearing an MFC title belt, and becoming “Sho Nuff the Champ.”
“My aim is to become the champ,” said Wallace (10-3), who had a successful debut in the organization at MFC 26.
“I’m excited to be part of the Maximum Fighting Championship. I hope to become a fan favorite by being a real crowd pleaser.”
At MFC 26, the Charlotte, North Carolina, product came in on short notice as a replacement for Glover Teixeira to face David Heath in a light heavyweight bout. Despite the lack of prep time, Wallace was the aggressor in the fight, scored with a couple of solid takedowns, and eventually pulled away to a unanimous-decision victory. Based on the numbers from Comp-U-Strike, Wallace scored 70% of his standing strikes and 92% of his ground strikes, along with going 3-for-5 in takedowns.
While that performance wasn’t a particularly exciting effort, Wallace expects to be much more electrifying with ample time to set himself up for his return at MFC 27. That card, coming in February 2011, could see Wallace go head-to-head against title contender and popular home-grown product Dwayne Lewis.
“That fight would be very cool. He’s tough … I like ’em that way,” offered Wallace on the potential battle.