Solange has ‘the fire’ for UFC

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solange met gala Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Solange Knowles attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit celebrating 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' on May 6, 2013, in New York.

London - Solange Knowles has "got the fire" for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, according to its president Dana White.

The 27-year-old star was seen attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z in leaked CCTV footage from an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City earlier this month, and now the president of the mixed martial arts competition has admitted she could have what it takes to become a professional fighter.

He said: "She could fight. She has got the fire for damn sure."

Although Solange, her sister Beyonce and brother-in-law Jay issued a public apology for the fight confessing that "families have problems and we're no different", the 'Losing You' hitmaker may have landed herself a new job.

However, Dana claims she would have to work hard to contend with the quality of women fighters now competing in the UFC.

He told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l column: "These girls who fight in the UFC are legit and they are nasty. It is fun to talk about, but the reality would be ugly.

"The ladies division has taken off, man, and people love to watch the ladies fight.

"While her heart and desire is strong, her performance would need some fine tuning." - Bang Showbiz


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