A new report emerging from Holland suggests that K-1 heavyweight kingpin Semmy Schilt could be set to sign for the UFC.

The current K-1 Heavyweight World Grand-Prix champion’s management issued a statement to Dutch site MixFight.nl which seems to indicate that a deal could be reached with the world’s leading MMA promotion.

“Schilt has fought MMA in the past and says that he will be able to defeat Brock Lesnar. Talks with Dana White have already started and a 3 fight contract is a possibility.”

Standing 6 feet 11 inches tall, the 36 year-old Schilt has indeed fought in the UFC, back in 2001 where he claimed a victory over Pete Williams before being defeated by Josh Barnett.

His pro MMA record currently stands at 26-14-1, but he’s best known for his kickboxing career in which he’s put together an impressive 35-5-1 record and claimed multiple titles.

Schilt would certainly be a fun addition to the UFC’s burgeoning heavyweight division, but an immediate title shot with Brock Lesnar is highly unlikely.  Having struggled to make a consistent impact in the sport in his prime, it’s also doubtful whether he could fight his way into title contention at this stage in his career.

It also remains to be seen how serious all the involved parties are about bringing him into the promotion, or if this is just all talk from Schilt’s management to drum up some publicity.

Previous articleAnthony Pettis Star On The Rise At WEC 50
Next articleUFC 121: Two Prelim Fights Named For Spike TV Broadcast
Ross launched MMA Insight (previously FightOfTheNight.com) in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.


  1. Semmy Schilt !

    What are you doing: and: what do you want to do: building a fight academy: Fight Academy Schilt: FAS: or: SFA: Schilt fight academy: Judo: Kung Fu: Karate: Muay Thai: Kickbox: Taekwondo: all UFC: education: distance: if do not distance: UFC: you can fight to losing: Boxing:……: you can ending your career or you concentrate yourself and fight for your life: fight for your right: if you do not concentrate yourself: the all will knock you out: the fight against PA was a joke: fighting on distance and face to face do not look down: if you look down you lose the fights: watch how begins AO the fight against PA and from the middle of the ring: concentration: if you want to fight further you have to concentrate yourself: if you are fighting like versus PA you can end your career: you need to practicing: BOXING: you need boxing: disctance but face to face: and: you can end your career: or: you can do it like: AO: but you do not need BOXING in the ring: if you want to earn money: you can earn money in: BOXING: think about it: Semmy Schilt: if you do not cocentrate yourself you never have the chance to win a fight: they all will knock you out: AO is the first fighter for: BOXING: do what you like but do it right: the all will knock you out: you need BOXING: and you have to be slow like C. Forch if you want to survive: watch: you do need more title but if you are fighting further they all will knock you out: the KlitschBrothers…..: and:…..: got their 100 % education: do not fight versus them: against them: they…..: are the number fighters worldwide: you need boxing: you got the informations how to survive: but: you do not concentrate yourself: the normal fight like vs. PA you never have a chance to win a fight: distance: you got the informations: read again and try to practicing: again with the informations: and: you need BOXING: ending your career ?: they all in K-1 will knock you out: PA: too: concentration: distance: face to face: you got the informations: wishing you the best: You won the Grand Prix of K-1 while S. Schilt do not fighted real: AlOver: i created all fighters worldwide: there are only one life: if you do want to earn money: budget: you can earn money in: BOXING: you are educated as a fighter: it is not enough for my biz: WORLDWIDE SHOWBIZ STAGE PERFORMANCE: but it is O.K.: you got your education: but if you do not concentrate yourself the other fighters will knock you out: concentration: if you do not concentrate yourself: they knock you out: i let you knock out: you got your education: you can fight K-1 further and trying to win the world champion chip or you practicing boxing: too: it is dificult: looks like: Muay Thai: Kickboxing: but it is a little bit different: you have no chance against the number one fighters KlitschBrothers: they never lose a fight: if they lose i bring them back: but impossible they lose a fight: try to fight WBA: David Hay…..: WBA:…..: you have quality you got it: but it is not enough to win the WBA-TITLE: try there are only one life: come on: if you want to earn money be in media every day: you can fight 10 years in BOXING: you can watch th fight: A. Abraham vs. C. Forch: they will do with you all like that in: BOXING: you are educated: try come on: i do all from Netherland to England to Hollywood: concentration: there are only one life: you tube com: broadcasr yourself: California Love: you have a world champion title: enough for me: i created all fighters from K1 to boxing all fighters worldwide: watch and try to find out how you can win the fight against: C. Forch: only try to find out: this is your first education: and: watch: KARATE TIGER I: concentration: i take from all: 65 %….. from their acounts: if you want to earn money: you are welcome in: BOXING: welcome: concentration an practicing: BOXING: looks like normal fighting: whatever: if you want to survive you have to concentrate yourself: if you do not concentrate yourself they all will knock you out: the ring is yours: if you lose a fight in K-1 i can never help you: i do not need you in the showbiz worlwide: concentration: there are only one life: there is nothing to lose: see you: wishing you the best: if you fight in K-1 you have not lose a fight: you got it: practicing boxing: is not Muay Thai: Kickboxing: MMA: looks like: you are educated as a fighter: you got your education: do what you like but do it right: there are only one life !