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John Alessio Talks MMA/Boxing Co-Promotion, Calls Brock Larson Some Ugly Names

As you may or may not know, tonight in Las Vegas the Thomas and Mack Center is putting on a boxing/MMA event, for which they gave away tickets for free in order to drum up interest.

Fighting on the MMA portion of that event is John Alessio, who will be facing Pete Spratt. If you’re wondering whether Alessio has moved past his DQ loss against Brock Larson in the WEC, the short answer is no. The long answer, which can be found in the above video from MMA Rated, is that Alessio thinks Larson is a “fucking pussy.” So there you go.

It should be interesting to see where this zany idea of putting boxing and MMA together goes from here. As anyone who’s ever been to a show that combined MMA fights with “submission grappling” matches can tell you, the response to the thing that is not MMA is often very, very negative. And very, very drunk.

But that could be different when the other option is boxing, because at least that still involves punching people in the face. Or this could all be a ruse to try and trick boxing fans into watching MMA. If that’s the case, expect a lot of hilarious comments equating ground fighting with gay male sex. That never gets old.

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Brainerd boy 91- July 31, 2008 at 4:12 am
I'm FROM Brainerd and I think Brock was a pussy for not taking this shot! WTF!?! True - it was an illegal knee (maybe), but come ON!!! Did you come for a fight or for a pussy-rific tae kwon do dance-a-thon?

Come home, Brock - your mommy will wipe your tears for you...
Houston "Glass Jaw" Alexander- June 19, 2008 at 6:13 pm
I went to high school with John and I used to tell people "Hey I went to high school with that guy, he fought in UFC a few times", etc., etc. Now I don't even mention it. He is a shame to us Canadians. He went out and committed a clearly illegal foul and then trash talked his opponent for being a pussy? Talking about how his Grandmother could have taken that shot?

For the record, Alessio was not some hard-ass tough guy in high school, for your information. He was just a BMX kid who wasn't very outspoken at all. Pretty quiet. Rode his bikes and was alright to get along with. I guess after high school he started training and got into this game and now he runs his mouth like a punk and it's a disgrace to us Canadians.

Not to mention in interviews he goes on about how he's been in this shit forever and was training when he was a teenager and stuff. NOT SO, my friends.
Dr.- June 19, 2008 at 5:25 pm
Major Fail. He called Larson a pussy - not Spratt. Great job CP.
Peter- June 19, 2008 at 5:25 pm
John thinks Larson is a fucking pussy not spratt