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King of the Ring champion chases UFC dream with move north to join City Kickboxing

A growing number of fighters are coming from far and wide to be part of one of the world's best MMA gyms, Auckland's City Kickboxing.

Not many have arrived with as much expectation as Wellington's Navajo Stirling though, who is chasing a second King in the Ring kickboxing title this weekend while he works towards a UFC dream.

Stirling threw all his belongings into his car and made the move to Auckland in March, where he is now surrounded by UFC champion Israel Adesanya and other top fighters.

The 23-year-old said it was a no-brainer.

“It's a proven process, I guess,” he said.


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