Roy Jones Jr. is the newest Johnny come these days to grace the world of MMA together with his existence. A lightweight heavyweight boxing match between Jones (52-5) and Omar Sheika (27-7) goes to be the first event, Jones stated at a information convention on the web site, the place the present will likely be broadcast reside on pay per view. The “March Badness” undercard will characteristic three MMA fights: Seth Petruzelli (10-4-0) vs. former WEC gentle heavyweight champion Doug Marshall (9-3-0) in a light-weight heavyweight combat, Roy Nelson (13-3-0) vs. Jeff Monson (27-8-0) in a heavyweight bout and former collegiate/WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley towards a but to benamed opponent. Petruzelli’s combat will likely be his first since his spectacular 14-second TKO of Kevin Ferguson, aka Kimbo Slice, at Elite XC “Heat” final Oct. 4.
Simply what precisely brings Jones? Precisely the identical factor that’s introduced Oscar De La Hoya, Donald Trump, Black Leisure Tv (BET), and the innumerable others which have tried and failed… CASH. This burgeoning sector is seen by any businessperson with a beat as a golden alternative H in. They’ve delusions of how easy it is capitalize on the MMA fan’s need for blood and guts and to achieve he. What they do not perceive is the MMA fanatic is likely one of the most well-informed and enlightened of sports activities followers, as a result of Combined Martial Arts is a pondering man’s sport equal. Most individuals have a low tolerance for inferior commentating, horrible fights, and a lackluster present; to not point out the corrupt, money-grubbing fits that need to manipulate us. That isn’t the case, whereas it seems just like the UFC has a monopoly on the game of MMA. Sure, they’re the 2 thousand pound gorilla, however there’s positively room, and a strong demand for some chimps which can be supporting. As we’ve discovered with latest MMA upstart Affliction, in case your startup has sufficient money to entice nice combatants away from the larger extra effectively acknowledged organizations, and sufficient enterprise savvy to give you an important present, they’ve an opportunity. They’ve undoubtedly achieved higher, though if Affliction has what is important to stay round, is just not but been seen. Ought to we hardcore MMA followers boycott these beginner’s on the inspiration of the motivation that’s sick? At the very same time, allow us to use some discretion and easily pay our hard-earned money to these organizations, though I consider not. Those that are actually in it to raised higher the expertise for us, the devotees, and the competition, higher the game.