Cameroon knockout artist Rameau Sokoudjou is set to face undefeated Loyoto Michida at UFC 79 in an exciting battle that will likely determine a potential challenger to the light heavyweight championship in the near future.
The 23 year old Sokoudjou burst onto the mma scene from virtually out of nowhere with stunning back to back first round knockouts against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona, both of whom were ranked among the top ten light heavyweights in the world at the time.
This solidified Sokoudjou’s place as a rising star in the division and gardered him many fans around the globe, however, as Sokoudjou prepares to face his third top 10 Brazilian opponent he can’t count his own family as members of his fan club as his parents believe he’s in San Diego to study computer science.
“Yeah, my parents, they don’t know,” Sokoudjou told Yahoo!Sports.com. “They think I’m in college and maybe training in judo on the side, just for fun. My family places a high value on education. All of my brothers went to college. I’m going to get my degree, I’ve just had other things happen.”
“They’ll find out about it eventually,” a laughing Sokoudjou said. “You can go ahead and write about it, as long as you don’t write it in French. I promise my family I’m going to go back and get my degree as soon as I get a chance.”