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No-Way-in-Hell Alert: Manny Pacquiao Says He Wants to Try MMA


(Just pick the one that goes best with your shoes, Manny. PicProps: The Global Herald)

It was only a matter of time before someone published this story, right? In the wake of James Toney’s halfhearted loss to Randy Couture last weekend at UFC 118, BoxingScene.com reports that pound-for-pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao says he’d be interested in bringing his skills to the cage, too. Obviously there’s no chance this ever happens – and we assume the next few months will be full of breathless “(Insert Famous Boxer’s Name Here) Also Interested in MMA!” stories – but it is at least interesting to note that even the best pugilist on the planet is willing to give lip service to fighting in our sport.

It’s also worthwhile to follow the link just to read the few comments on Boxing Scene’s original story. We don’t want to spoil it for you, but let’s just say there is across-the-board agreement from guys with names like “Neck Snapper” that “Pac” would destroy these “UFC fags.” There also seems to be some confusion about the proper use of “there, their and they’re.” Just saying.


The initial report from Boxing Scene says it’s hard to know if Pacquiao was “just joking around,” but when a pair of the website’s reporters asked the boxer about fighting in MMA “during a recent press conference” he had this to say: “I want to, but they (boxing promoter Bob Arum and advisor Michael Koncz) don’t want me to fight.”

We already know what Arum thinks about MMA, and it’s inconceivable that anybody in their right mind would ever allow boxing’s most valuable commodity to fight a mixed-rules bout, but that didn’t stop Koncz from cutting in to tell Pacquiao, “you know that you could do what you want.”

Riiiight. Boxers get to do exactly what they want and fight who they want all the time. That’s why the world has already been treated to that stellar three-fight trilogy between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather that set PPV rec—oh, wait. Never mind.

On a personal note, if the Pac Man wanted to climb in the cage with somebody like Jose Aldo at 145-pounds, I say bring it on.

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Momoplata- September 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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Momoplata- September 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm
i think ive seen this cat in ong bak son
the glza- September 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm
quote:
the proper use of “there, their and they’re.” Just saying.

is it wrong to feel smug about reading a blog with people intelligent enough to use those words properly?

i don't care. smarmy yet intelligent comments is what i come here for.
CungwantsCookies- September 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm
i thought pacquiao was running for senate or something in the phillipines?
CungwantsCookies- September 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm
mayweather isnt going to fight manny til he's at least 41. he wont fight anyone worth a shit unless theyre broke down and over the hill.

everyone accusing manny of steriods is like the south african runner that got banned from olympic competition because of his unfair advantage-he has no fucking legs!

no one cares if the handicapped guy runs til he starts whipping everyone's ass, just like no one cares if the little boxer goes up in weight to fight better competition...until he starts destroying them. po lil tink tink.

two best things in boxing the last ten years are manny and the super six tourney. FINALLY some decent boxers are fighting each other instead of padding their records and playing pit-pat for 12 rounds
smiledriver- September 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm
Oh yeah and boxing belts are ugly as sin.
smiledriver- September 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm
MMA needs to pretty much start saying "thank you, no" to boxers going forward. I know they feel they get to do whatever they want in the fight game, but they fail when they get in MMA ring and they always will. It's just too different a sport. Done. Sorry Manny, you magnificent bastard.
B-rad- September 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm
You act like taking steroids over night instantly makes you a better athlete. You still have to TRAIN hard. You can't just take steroids and automatically become faster and stronger just like that.

Before you start accusing anyone of steroid use, you might want to learn a little bit more about the drug.
dlb- September 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm
1. A fighter like Pacquiao or Mayweather CAN do whatever they want, that's why the fight isn't happening.

2. I'm pretty confident it's fighters in the UFC who CAN'T do what they want, that's why GSP is fighting Koscheck again.

3. Why shouldn't Manny do it? Yes because it'd be an MMA fight where he knew only one discipline but also because he makes at least $20mil per fight now and MMA's biggest draw makes $2mil.... Yeaaaaaaaaaa.

4. C'mon Chad, lose the attitude towards boxing. For the memory of The Rumble.
steampunk22- September 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm
@RWilsonR

Good catch. Good catch, indeed.

Careful though, might get yourself banned with observational skills like that!

;P
MoTropolis- September 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm
"Shiny belts, 6 dolla each, 2 fo $10."
Loretta Cunt- September 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm
to think there was a time i loved boxing.
most top boxers would get destroyed by a low level kickboxer.
hell i believe most 45 year old, slightly overweight, rec center karate teachers would kick the shit out of most mid level boxers.
when you spend your life learning to defend only half your body from only punches, don't fuck with people who can kick and grapple
cecils_pupils- September 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm
CAPTION:

Manny could do well in MMA - clearly he has earned his blue belt already.
El Guapo- September 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm
I'd call Mayweather a pussy...to his face...in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Ebonics, Mumble-speak, you name it. All day err day, nawmsayn?
RaginAsian- September 3, 2010 at 2:07 pm
I like the Pacman too much to support letting Jose Aldo turn his legs to silly putty in three seconds.

Mayweather on the other hand....
rampageisgod- September 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm
They should feed that fag Mayweather to Lesnar. If only Big Show had taken care of him two years ago.
Hard Luck 13- September 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm
@Biffmiester, Manny did agree but he also agreed to a period of i think it was 14 days leading up to the fight without blood or urine test. An official of the U.S. anti doping agency has said that if an athlete is tested prior to a 14-day window leading up to a big match or tournament, then that athlete is still able to cheat by utilizing P.E.D., doesn't that sound suspicious to anyone else besides me? His excuse was he felt giving blood too close to the fight would weaken him, sending up red flags yet? Like I said before I'm just tired of the bullshit excuses and all the shit talking, manny and floyd just need to suck it up and fight. On the Oscar part, Oscar started at 130 pounds and went as far up as middlewight which you said. The middlewieght limit is 160 thats only 30 pounds of diffrence. Manny went from 106 to 154, he would have gained 48 pounds, and he's still skinny as hell. That just seems suspicious to me. I wouldn't call Mayweather a pussy though, He's undefeated and he has 9 world titles in 5 diffrent weight classes. I'm not saying I like or dislike manny or floyd, I'm just sick of the bullshit
Biffmiester- September 3, 2010 at 1:09 pm
@Dalton: Touché, good sir. I see your point as valid. But damn you about Jr. Griffey! Ahh man, what could have been! Two words can pretty much sum up Griffey's career: "What if?"
Biffmiester- September 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm
Plus, Pacquiao is more of a lover than a fighter. How can you hate on a guy that has pipes like these, huh? C'mon son!! Da fuck outta hea wid dat bullshit!

hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbCskgWxVNI

DaltonSwayze- September 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm
@biffmeister: You and I both know that there are a lot of PEDs out there, especially at the upper echelons of sport. When someone says roids, they mean PEDs, and yeah DLH and Pac were/are probably on them. So was/is, Lesnar, GSP, Toney, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt, Peyton Manning, BJ Penn, Lance Armstrong and every other damn athlete you've ever heard of.

If they haven't done them, they would never recover from injuries or reach those heights. The only guy that I have even a sliver of doubt about is Griffey, since he became so injury prone, and never had a superhuman comeback
Goog- September 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm
Rich Franklin: "Hey, you three hookers.... I thought this guy was dead! And look at his dumb nose! And people say I look like Jim Carrey. Alllll-righty then! And my cast was pink! And I always have a black eye!"


Oh... we've moved on.


So does anyone else here have trouble with understanding James Toney based on his enunciation?
Biffmiester- September 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm
@Hard Luck

Pacquiao DID agree to the olympic style drug testing and was waiting for Mayweather's response in May. Mayweather, being the pussy that he is, stood quiet as their proposed deadline came and went. And Oscar De La Hoya put on weight along the same lines as Pacquiao. Went from Jr. Lightweight to Middleweight. You're gonna say the Golden Boy was on roids too? Our bodies get more mass when we get older; it's a fact, man.
Viva Hate- September 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm
Pacquiao Vs. Mayweather, get it done Dana!
DaltonSwayze- September 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm
Stay outta Sherdog, man. It just gets you mad
LesnarsIntestine- September 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm
got this from a comment on Sherdog:

Allistair Overeem has signed with UFC!
The word is out in The Netherlands!

Ubereem has signed with UFC and everything is set! Only 2 more fights left at Strikeforce!


can anyone confirm?
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