It would seem Joe Silva’s job has been made a tad bit easier as two UFC heavyweights have decided to play matchmaker for themselves. Stefan Struve and Cheick Kongo have agreed to face one another at UFC 156 via twitter. The exchange came behind a fan suggesting the bout to both fighters, who in turn agreed that it would a fun fight for fans.
Struve (25-5), coming off of a second-round knockout win over rising star Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fuel TV 5, reached out to the Frenchman, asking, “What do you think, Cheick?” In turn, Kongo (18-7-2), who is coming off of a decision win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 149, responded, “It would be very exciting for the fans & a great challenge for both of us. UFC 156 Lets do it!” The Dutchman excitedly accepted, tweeting to Kongo, “I’m in! Let’s see if they got a spot left for us then!”
While nothing has been made official, it wouldn’t be the first time fighters have taken the job of matchmaker into their own hands, usually getting the desired results.
UFC 156 takes place February 2, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.