Kyle O'Reilly Would Be Interested In Competing At A Bloodsport Event, 'I Love That Style'

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O'Reilly is known for having a signature style that combines striking, submissions, and mat work. Over the years, many fans have been hoping for O'Reilly to compete at a Bloodsport event, as his style would mix well with the type of matches that the promotion puts on.

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While speaking to Fightful for a new interview, Kyle O'Reilly was asked if he was interested in competing at a Bloodsport event.

"Sure, always. I think Bloodsport is awesome. I love that style. I love shoot style wrestling. I’ve never actually done a full on event like that, but I think it would be fun."

O'Reilly was then asked about potentially doing a MMA fight or learning that style to help with his in-ring ability.

"Definitely (the latter). That’s the reason I started to train in the first place. Wrestling was my first love. Fighting hadn’t really broke yet, it wasn’t that popular when I was just starting to train. It was more of a supplement for my wrestling skills. I liked that style of wrestling and I would do those things like an armbar and kicks my first few years. Looking back, it was not good. I didn’t actually apply the actual technique to it and actually get in the gym and get beaten up and put that ego aside. That’s what’s hard to do for wrestlers a lot when you’re used to work. To go into a gym and just be at the mercy of dudes and get your ass kicked, it sucks for awhile. Then, things get fun once you get good at them. I have decent technique now, and it translated to wrestling really well for me. That’s the lane I’ve picked and try to stay in."

Elsewhere in the interview, O'Reilly talked about facing Strong in his first post-injury feud. Learn more here.

Furthermore, check out Fightful's full interview with Kyle O'Reilly in the video linked above.

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