Former LCFC defender turns to cage fighting after his retirement
by Harry Shellard
Ex-Leicester City defender Marcin Wasilewski has been backed to make a shocking move into cage fighting after his retirement from football.
Wasilewski spent four years with Leicester City, making four appearances in their title winning campaign.
He was considered a fan favourite from the beginning of his Foxes’ career as his aggression and desire to win the ball got fans on the edge of their seats.
Leicester City legend Andy King was recently interviewed by Soccer AM and said that many of the players wouldn’t go near Wasilewski as they knew he wouldn’t hold any prisoners. He also said new signings would often find this out the hard way.
When Wasilewski left after his four-year spell with Leicester, he returned to hometown club Wisla Krakow where he decided to call time on his career at the age of 40.
Polish fight promoter Mateusz Borek has claimed that the 40-year-old wishes to get into the cage himself, and it’s well documented that Wasilewski is a huge fan of MMA.
Borek believes that his ability to overcome adversity throughout his life, will stand him in great stead if he gets into the cage.
According to The Sun, he said: “I know Marcin’s sporting career is not over yet. I know that it has always been his dream.
“I think one of the MMA organisations will convince him to enter the cage.
“People have said it would be a good fight between him and Blazej Augustyn,” said Borek.
His possible opponent is the 32-year-old former Bolton Wanderers defender Blazej Augustyn. Augustyn has fought on the Polish equivalent of the UFC, which is called Fame MMA.
Fame MMA is a hugely popular MMA fighting platform in Poland that follows a similar business model to the UFC.
Fame has tried to widen its appeal by doing events all across the globe. Earlier this year an Event was held in Newcastle where popular influencers and celebrities fought against each other in amateur bouts.