Doumbe (5-0) needed just nine seconds to knock out Jordan Zebo in his promotional debut this past Saturday at PFL Europe 3 in Paris. The former Glory Kickboxing champion thrilled his home crowd and already has his sights set on some of the biggest and most established names in the sport.
Before he enters the $1 million welterweight tournament, Doumbe wants to test his standup against a few veterans.
“I want to make big fights before that $1 million tournament challenge that I know I will win for sure,” Doumbe said on The MMA Hour. “I want to make big fights, like big superfights, face big guys like Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz, or maybe Anthony Pettis, you know. I want to face these kind of guys because I know that I can knock them out. I know I’m better than them. I just want to prove, to show to the world, who am I.”
The first to respond to Doumbe’s callout was former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Pettis (25-14), who sees a potential fight with Doumbe doing blockbuster numbers for the PFL.
“Biggest fight in PFL history👀📞.”
Pettis was most recently seen in action this past April, when he made his professional boxing debut against Roy Jones Jr. at Gamebred Boxing 4. He won the bout by majority decision. He hasn’t competed in MMA since April 2022, when he was eliminated from the PFL lightweight tournament semifinals by Stevie Ray.