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Moosin Will Be Back October 9 With Some Freakshow Co-Main Events

(Eat your heart out, Yamma.)

Well it appears that contrary to popular belief, Moosin MMA may not go the way of the Yamma, just yet.

MMAFighting is reporting that the promotion, which is co-owned and promoted by Eric"Butterbean" Esch and Corey Fischer is planning a second card tentatively scheduled for October 9 in Chicago, Illinois.

According to Fischer, the promotion is in the process of securing a number of main event fights for the card that could potentially include UFC cast-off Kimbo Slice squaring off against "World’s Strongest Man" Mariusz Pudzianowski as well as a battle of awkward gangly brawlers Tim Sylvia and Hong Man Choi.

Fischer stressed that none of the fights he discussed are official at this time, but said that the organization is negotiating with a number of fighters including the four mentioned previously.

"I would say the Kimbo-Pudzian fight is the furthest from being finished, but we’re trying to work on it and make it happen," Fischer said.

Slice (4-2) has been inactive since being cut by the UFC following a second-round TKO loss to to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113, though it is unknown whether or not his time away from the sport has been of his own decision or if it is due to a lack of interest in his services.

The Sylvia-Choi fight, if it does indeed happen, will be the second time a fight between the two giants was supposed to take place as a scheduled meeting at K-1 Dynamite! 2009 failed to materialize last year.

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Sylvia (26-6) who is 2-2 outside the Octagon will be looking to raise his post-UFC record to above .500 for the first time since being released by the promotion in 2008. He beat Pudzianowski (2-1) in his last outing at the inaugural Moosin show May 21. The win is his second straight, having defeated Jason Riley last September following losses to Fedor Emelianenko and Ray Mercer.

Choi’s 2-3 MMA record is deceiving considering his three losses were to Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic and Ikuhisa Minowa

The first event in Worcester, Mass. drew close to 6,500 attendees, many of whom were fans of Pudzianowski from the area’s Polish community. Fischer says the decision to hold the next show in Chicago was based on the similar demographic.

"Chicago is a place with the biggest Polish market in America," he said. "We’ll have Pudzianowski, but we’re also going to have fighters from all over the world. Moosin is not just about American fights. We want to bring in star-studded fighters from all over."

Esche, who was scheduled to compete at the first event will likely fight on the October 9 card — a move the promotion is hoping will help up the appeal to the overweight, out of shape, armchair-fighter demographic.

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fatbellyfrank- July 13, 2010 at 11:19 pm
I also have a boner, just a random one, but a boner nonetheless
fatbellyfrank- July 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm
Kimbo v's Pud sponsored by Oxy viva oxygen tanks, of which there will be one in each fighters corners between rounds
Lecter- July 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm
I'm not sure how I'm supposed to take an article that discusses 'Butterbean' and his promotion seriously. It's like talking about 'Hulk Hogan' and his recently established Ice Hockey League or Lyoto Machida and his 'How to Take a Punch to the Skull' School. You're out of your depth, son.

On a more serious note, Kimbo won't fight for a nobody organization. He'll be earning big PPV bucks in boxing before we see him fight in MMA again; we're not gonna see him earn his way back into the UFC (go Jardine!)


2DaDeath- July 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm
I still have a boner from that recent Aoki article. Mmm, sailormoon.

Oh and this comments section has win all over it! LOL @ Wes Sims vs. Dude Love!
Harry Nips- July 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm
When did Barnum & Bailey change their name to Moosin? Really hoping the co-main is gonna be the Grizzly Bear vs. Jackie Moon II. I just might have to get tix for this circus.
herb137- July 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm
i also have a boner, due to the same reason
Lysol- July 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Could we stop discussing Twilight in the comments section? Now, to actually read the article...
Lysol- July 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm
I'm typing this comment with the boner I got when I read that Kimbo and Mariusz will be fighting each other
Fried Taco- July 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm
First Bellator and now Moosin in Chicago? Better start saving up the dough!!
KarmaAteMyCat- July 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm
^ What Ballkick said! 2012 is coming LOCK YOUR DOORS!
Ballkick- July 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Signs that the End is Nigh

1) Twilight is a top Movie.
2) 80's Fashion is making a comeback.
3) Kanye West is still allowed on Music Award shows.
4) People still believe in Global Warming
5) People still think the government make the decisions.
6) Moosin Will Be Back October 9 With Some Freakshow Co-Main Events.
Viva Hate- July 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

So just because he is dead he cannot fight? I am pretty sure there are a couple of Japenese promotion currently setting up some fights featuring a dead guy vs. some fat slob. Think Weekend at Bernie’s meets MMA, it is more legitimate than XARM.
meanfinger- July 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm
@REX13: lol.. zimmer vs. martinez II. that joke will never die

yokozuna is dead.. if he were still alive him vs. zuluhino would be freakin awesome!!

Fedor Penn- July 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm
It may be kind of a freak show but at least it's more MMA to watch illegally.
CRM- July 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm
I wouldn't call Kimbo inactive. He just fought two months ago. I thought the UFC would have had some sort of secret deal to keep him off the market.
MoTropolis- July 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm
There is also talk of a possible Coleman VS Arthritis match up.
ReX13- July 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm
Also, Martinez - Zimmer II, possibly as co-co-main event.

Lesnars_tiny_pecker_says- July 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm
Freak show,baby baby on the dance floor, it's a freak show. Everybody singggggggggg!
nicey- July 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm
lol yokozuna
jrichard4457- July 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm
"The win is his second straight, having defeated Aaron Riley last September following losses to Fedor Emelianenko and Ray Mercer."

Tim Sylvia fought Aaron Riley? I don't think that happened seeing Riley is with the UFC and oh fights at 155.
PurplePickle- July 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Say what you want about freakshow fights, I will always love the spectacle of them.

I would love to watch Kimbo vs Wojo. Flash knockouts, tapping due to lack of cardio, lack of defense; what else could you want in violent entertainment? Three round grappling tutorials on a Spike prelim have their place, but nothing beats huge men throwing haymakers with their hands down and chins up.
El Famous Burrito- July 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm
How about Wes Sims vs. Dude Love?
Viva Hate- July 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm
Will Esche finally be fighting Lyndon Byers? Damn you Massachusetts for taking that chance away from us.

If not here is my list of opponents for Esche to fit in with this card.

Tank Abbott
Teila Tuli
Emmanuel Yarborough
El Guapo- July 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Freaky bastards.. I would like to see Fergie Ferg vs The Polish Strongman, tho. Don't wanna pay for it, but still.