That’s all “Big” Frank Tate needed in his last fight – a knockout victory over top-ranked BKFC heavyweight contender Joey Beltran.
Some people may have been surprised by the 46-year-old’s jaw-dropping knockout. But not Tate.
“What I proved with my last victory is you can’t count me out,” the heavy-handed heavyweight says. “People will have their opinions because that's life, but you can’t count me out.”
Tate’s confidence in the Squared Circle comes from a lifetime of experience fighting. A lifelong boxer, and former professional MMA fighter, Tate has settled in nicely on the BKFC’s loaded heavyweight roster.
“I’ve been fighting like this my whole life. Once I got the feel for the promotion and my new sport, then I’m good,” says Tate, who’s riding high with back-to-back, knockout victories.
Next up for the big man is a battle with Alan Belcher, the No. 1-ranked BKFC heavyweight, in the Main Event of BKFC Fight Night Jackson II on June 11 in Jackson, MS, LIVE on the new and improved BKFC app.
“I don’t know how it’s going to play out. He says he’s going to knock me out in the first round, so we’re going to see how that goes,” Tate says with a laugh. “I just say, ‘OK.’ ”
Fans may wonder how long they'll see Tate competing in the BKFC Squared Circle. For that, Tate isn't even sure himself.
"I'm just taking it one day at a time, man."