AEW star Tay Conti has revealed that she expects to make her MMA debut “very soon.”
In conversation with Lucha Libre Online, Conti explained that although the still must get final approval from AEW President Tony Khan, she had already discussed dates and a potential opponent.
“Yes, this is one of my goals that I want to achieve. I was never very good with my strikes and with my hands. With my kicks yes, but with my hands no. I have Judo and Jiu Jitsu that help me a lot. I’m working my hands right now to try to be better. When I set out to do something, I have to do it well,” Conti explained, “otherwise I will not do it. That is why I am training and I am determined. I am training every day. I spoke about a date and a person and yes, yes, I will be fighting in MMA very soon. I obviously have to talk to Tony and talk to everyone prior to come to an agreement; but it is one of my goals. I hope it happens very soon because I am working very hard for this.”
Expanding further, Conti lifted the lid on her goals in wrestling, which include a potential clash with Deonna Purazzo for the IMPACT Knockouts Championship.
“Well of course. I will never say no to competition. I wanna do it. I can do it. If my boss [calls] me and says: ‘You can go’. I will go! All I need a word from my boss and I’ll be there. To wrestle Deonna for the Championship. I’d love to,” Conti said. “Also go to AAA or anywhere. I love to wrestle; I love doing my job, learning, helping other people, having other people to help me and sharing together. Whatever they tell me to do, I will do it and I will be happy. I hope to be able to wrestle Deonna very soon”.
Tay Conti was last seen in action on the March 24th episode of AEW Dynamite where she picked up a shock victory over former AEW Women’s Champion Nyla Rose.
However, Conti didn’t have long to celebrate her victory, being attacked by Rose after the match. While Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida ran down to make the save, both Conti and Shida were left laying after being taken out by The Buny with a kendo stick.
H/t to Wrestle Zone for the transcription.