Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
After fighting much of his career as the bridesmaid in co-main event after co-main event, Khama “The Deathstar” Worthy (7-2) will finally get his first chance to be the “bride” in the main event, as he takes on Billy Quarantillo (5-1) at Strike Off 4 this weekend in Annadale, Virginia.
“It’s about damn time, how many people do I have to put out before I get the main event?,” Worthy said. “Now it’s all about making sure I go and show exactly why I deserve it.”
Worthy’s career has been nothing less than impressive, as he has competed in seven of the nine Pinnacle FC events in his hometown of Pittsburgh, winning six in a row, with three in a row via highlight reel knockouts.
Four of those fights for Pinnacle FC have served as co-features, including all three of his fights last year. Worthy has crept onto the national landscape as a potential UFC candidate, and his fighting style is slowly but surely earning him attention outside of his bubble in the Steel City.
He has been featured multiple times on AXS TV’s “Inside MMA,” even drawing the praise of MMA legend Bas Rutten for his footwork and body shots to set up his vicious knockouts. We even featured him as one of the fighters in the Ohio Valley who could be in the UFC before too long.
Even with his growing popularity, Worthy is mum about getting an opportunity with the UFC. The featherweight division that he competes in is tough and deep, but fighting in the feature bout on a big card could get him looked at more by UFC matchmakers.
He also has a tough opponent in Quarantillo, who comes in riding a three-fight winning streak of his own. All of the wins have come via submission.
“I know that he’s a solid fighter and has never been finished,” Worthy said. “I just look to go out there and make this my fight.”
His finishing style is certainly UFC-friendly. He is always going for the finish, and is a fan favorite fighter.
But for Worthy, he’s just happy to be back in the cage.
“It’s just fight for me and another opportunity for me to get at some fool.”
Strike Off 4 will be available via iPPV on Saturday, March 28 at gfl.tv for a price of $14.99.