(For reasons that are still unclear, "Neanderthal Knight Rider" never got picked up by any major network.)
Former Smashing Machine Mark Kerr is forty years old, riding a four-fight losing streak, and weighing a not-so svelt 263 for his fight with "King Mo" Lawal at tonight’s troubled M-1 "Breakthrough" event. You can decide for yourself which of those factors played the primary role in making him an almost comical 8-1 underdog in this fight. BetUs currently has Kerr at +800, while Lawal is going off at -1600. If you’re not much of a gambler, let us just tell you that that’s basically like oddsmakers saying there’s a better chance of Kerr’s head exploding on the walk down to the ring than there is of him winning this fight.
In an article for HDNetFights.com penned by Michael Schiavello, who is presumably moving from broadcast duties into print so he can also annoy the deaf, Kerr says he’s embarrassed with his past performances and knows why everyone is writing him off. He also figures that eventually the UFC will run out of people to feed Brock Lesnar and that’s when they’ll give old Kerr a call. In other words, he’s not thinking with a clear head right now, probably because his is stuffed with corndogs.
Not that we don’t understand why Kerr is a heavy dog in this fight, but 8-1? And against a smaller guy who’s only had four pro fights? Surely, one of you cowboys out there has the grapefruits to throw down some cash on this one…right?