Looks like Kang could have been on TUF. I would have liked to see Kang kick some Leben butt.
DENIS KANG JOINS ATT & QUITS TUF
By Ken Pishna, MMAWeekly.com
Denis Kang has got to be one of the most underrated fighters in the world. Currently riding a twelve-fight streak without losing, still, not many people have seen him fight.
Denis has scene a lot of changes in his career over the past few months. He took a little time to sit down and give us this update...
MMAWEEKLY: Denis, the first half of your career was kind of up and down, but you have been winning consistently for the past two years now. What did you do to change things up?
DENIS: I think things really changed when I started to cross-train a little more seriously. Before I would just do BJJ and hit the bag a little bit for standup. As soon as I hooked up with my boxing coach Tony Pep and started going to SFU to wrestle, I hit a new level.
MMAWEEKLY: I understand that you've recently changed things up again. Why don't you tell us a little bit about who you're training with now.
DENIS: I have recently moved down to Florida and joined American Top Team. The training here is top notch. We have great coaches for every area of the sport and plenty of skilled training partners to practice with. My ferocity is increasing every day here.
MMAWEEKLY: Now, you haven't lost a fight in your last 12 bouts going 11-0-1. During that stretch, you've become one of the featured fighters in Korea, a country that is somewhat new to the sport of MMA. How did that come about?
DENIS: I first fought there in February of last year. At first I thought it would just be like any other fight except I would get to see some family. I won the tournament and the country just embraced me. They loved the fact that my father was Korean and that I've been fighting MMA for a while, when the sport is only a few years old there.
MMAWEEKLY: At one time, I thought I had heard your name mentioned as a possible candidate for The Ultimate Fighter. What happened there?
DENIS: I went through all the final castings and interviews and I was on the show, however my contract with Spirit MC in Korea was conflicting with the shooting of the show. We both thought it would be best if I passed up this opportunity for now.
MMAWEEKLY: Have you seen The Ultimate Fighter?
DENIS: I saw it, and I loved it. I know a lot of the guys on it, and I just think it's great to have anything MMA related on TV. This sport has come so far since the early days.
MMAWEEKLY: Not many fighters can boast of a record that includes a 12 fight streak without losing. Do you feel like you're ready to fight in the UFC's and Pride's of the world?
DENIS: I think I've been ready for a while , and ever more so now with the help of ATT.
MMAWEEKLY: Why do you think it is that you haven't been called up to the big leagues yet?
DENIS: It's only a matter of time, and I don't really think about it too much. For me staying focused on my training is the priority. The longer I wait, the better I'll be when I get in there!
MMAWEEKLY: Your last fight was a win over Alexei Veselovzorov in December. When will we see you in the ring again?
DENIS: I will be fighting within the next few months. Keep your eyes open!
MMAWEEKLY: Anything you'd like to add?
DENIS: I want to thank my sponsors, SPRAWL and KTFO!