Clay Collard has been spending the last year competing in professional boxing matches, going 7-1-0, but now it is time for the boxer to return to professional MMA with the PFL.
The fighter says that no matter what, he’ll be competing in the third season of the PFL.
“One hundred percent, (my) contract (is) signed,” Collard said to MMA Junkie. “(PFL has) been kind enough to let me box. I have nothing but good to say about them. … I’m a fighter. That’s how we make our money. I don’t have another job. This is what I do. I’m a fighter. It was either I was going to starve, or they were going to let me box. They let me do that. I gave them my word. No matter what, I’m showing up for that PFL season.”
Whenever Collard does compete in an MMA fight again, it would mark his first bout since defeating Randall Wallace by unanimous decision at Final Fight Championship 35 in April of 2019. Collard doesn’t just want to compete in the PFL, but he wants the featherweight title and the $1 million prize.
“That’s why everybody does it – to be one of the best,” Collard said. “I want that PFL belt. That’s my goal. I would like to hold the belt both in boxing and in mixed martial arts. I think I would be one of the few or one of the only people that have ever done that. To be honest, I just like fighting. It would be great to win belts. It would be great to do all this. But when it comes down to it, man, I’m a fighter, man. This is what I was born to do. Yeah, I just want to get in there and fight, man, make a little money and live my life, you know? And if the belts come, yes, that’s the goal.”