Devonte Smith Talks UFC 234 Win, Pro-Wrestling & Deleted Instagram Account


Devonte Smith was last seen in the Octagon at UFC 234, defeating Dong Hyun Ma by first round TKO.

The win at UFC 234 was the second for Smith under the UFC banner and he says that battling Ma was similar to a sparring session that an actual fight.

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“Yeah, I feel like it sunk in with the 46 seconds (knockout of Julian Erosa at UFC Fight Night Denver), but I feel like…this time it’s like…I always say it’s just another day, but when I went there and it was actually a big crowd…I mean a big crowd. I heard nothing but my coach, it just really felt like I was sparring. I’m not saying that in a disrespectful way to Maestro, it just felt like it was another day. It really was and we just looking for my shots and to set things up and doing me,” says Smith in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.

In those two bouts Smith fought at with the UFC, it has taken him just over four minutes of total time to pick up the pair of wins.

Smith’s personality would fit right in with pro wrestling, but don’t expect him to come over to that platform anytime soon.

“I thought about it, but they (wrestlers) really be causing harm to their bodies. I’m cool, I don’t want to say anything (bad) because I don’t want all the WWE wrestlers to like come after me. I got a friend who does it and that is rough, that is a rough sport. I’m cool, maybe…maybe…but we will get more into that, it depends on how much they are gonna pay me,” says Smith.

There is no word when the fighter is going to compete again, but Smith hinted in the interview that a quick turnaround is possible.

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