Combat sports athlete Luis “Baboon” Palomino (26-17) is not hanging up his mixed martial arts gloves yet, but for now he is taking his talents to Bare Knuckle Fighting.
Palomino will make his debut against another mma fighter Elvin Brito at the upcoming Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Saturday.
Palomino joined The Roman Show to talk about his upcoming fight. He said he signed a three-fight deal contract.
“It was an easy, simple and decision transition to take a step and go into Bare Knuckle Fighting because that is how everything began. I started out with street fighting. I did boxing, but it was for about three years when I was 10. I grew up doing that and then I transitioned into mma. I did 43 pro fights. I’ve been dealing with injuries from mma over the years as far as my knee. Now you tell me there is no grappling or wrestling it makes it so much simpler for me.”
As far as mixed martial arts, he is not completely hanging up his gloves.
“I haven’t came out and said that because I know myself I stay in shape am good and given the right opportunity I’ll take it,” he said. “I am just not in desperation mode. I think I’ve done a lot. It would have to be a good opportunity like a UFC shot, ONE FC something like that or a Bellator I would consider it.“
Ironically, Palomino and Brito fought for the now defunct Championship Fighting Alliance.
“It’s crazy am meeting old foes,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of transition of big fighters going to Bare Knuckle.”
Hear the complete interview available for streaming.