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DREAM 15 O’Brien-Mousasi Bout Back On After Gegard’s Camp Refuses Fight With Ricco Rodriguez


(GerardM? DREAM may be onto something awesome)

It’s seeming more and more like Ricco Rodriguez‘s inclusion on the DREAM 15 card just wasn’t meant to be.

After Twittering early this morning that he may be stepping in for fellow MMA Agents repped fighter Jake O’Brien to face Gegard Mousasi in the opening round of the DREAM four-man light heavyweight grand prix tournament, it appears that the fight has reverted back to its original match-up as Mousasi’s camp has agreed to fight O’Brien in spite of the American reportedly being 21 pounds over the required 205-pound weight limit.


According to a Sherdog report, Rodriguez says that it was Mousasi’s camp that declined the fight, preferring instead to fight O’Brien and perhaps salvage a slot in the 205-pound tournament.

O’Brien’s official weight has not been disclosed by the promotion, but Rodriguez says that the fight is on regardless of how far over the limit he clocked in at.

Mousasi’s camp did not give a reason for turning down a replacement bout with Rodriguez, who had been told he would be facing Alistair Overeem on the card, even though the Dutchman had never agreed to the bout. Although he is disappointed with not participating in the event, Rodriguez says he is satisfied with the way DREAM handled the situation.

“Like I said, they’ve been really great with me,” Rodriguez said. “[Being paid in full is] what they’ve promised me, and they’ve taken care of me. I’m content. But if I would have had an opportunity to fight either Overeem or Gegard, I would have been very happy. I’m sitting here very happy and ready to go to work. I think the opportunity will come in the future.”

In recent years, Rodriguez has fallen on hard times due to financial difficulties and substance abuse, but has reeled off five straight wins and was hoping that a high-profile fight against an opponent like Overeem or Mousasi would rejuvenate his once thriving career.


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stopdrinkingpee- July 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm
In fairness to MRuss, he wasn't calling us dumbfucks.

He was calling dumbfucks dumbfucks, which you've got to admit is appropriate.
peanutbuttter- July 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm
I GOT TEEEERSS!

they're multplyin
macreadysshack- July 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm
WHERE IS THE LOVE? MRUSSELL FOCUSING ON THE ONE DIPSHIT POST . . . SORRY, THE ONE DIPSHIT POST THAT CHALLENGES HIS FACTS IN THE WHOLE BUNCH.

IT'S CALLED POSITIVITY. ALTHOUGH IT HAS NO PLACE HERE AT CP, I'D LIKE TO SEE SOME OF YOU FUCKERS TRY ONCE IN AWHILE.

I'LL START:

MRUSSELL: I DON'T DISLIKE YOU AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT I WOULD.

THERE. IS THAT SO FUCKING HARD?
mthomas- July 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm
HEY YOU GUUYYYYZZZZZ!!!!
PurplePickle- July 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm
BECAUSE SHE'S GOT A GREAAT AASSS!!! AND YOU GOT YOUR HEAD ALL THE WAY UP IT!!!
MoTropolis- July 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm
I was kinda looking forward to Ricco fighting a higher profile fighter and seeing if he has anything left to offer the bigger promotions...and oh yea...PUUUUUUUNCH GOOAAAAAAAT!
El Famous Burrito- July 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm
DRAGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!



There goes Mike again, with his phony Ricco Rodriguez Twitter.
Fried Taco- July 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm
CP says go read Sherdog instead. Okay, bye!
ReX13- July 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm
WAAAAAASSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPP
Mike Russell- July 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm
Hey dumbfucks. Read the original report from Sherdog, then spout off your BS.I didn't make up the report.Are you from Mousasi's camp? No? Then shut the fuck up.
Almost North- July 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm
YOU'LL BE FUCKING FAT GIRLS IN NO TIME
El Famous Burrito- July 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!
Almost North- July 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm
LOOUUUUUUUD NOIIIIIISSSSESSSSS
ReX13- July 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Seriously though, shouldn't they at least consider pushing the reset button on this weakass tournament? Maybe hold out for a 16-man; damn, at least an 8-man?



ReX13- July 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm
DRINK MY BEER!

IT'LL GET YOU FUCKED UP!!
El Famous Burrito- July 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm
NO, I CAN'T STOP YELLING, CUZ THAT'S HOW I TALK! HAVEN'T YOU SEEN MY MOVIES? "JUICE" THAT WAS A GOOD ONE! "DEEP BLUE SEA" THEY ATE ME! A MOTHERFUCKING SHARK ATE ME! DRINK UP, BITCH!
TheJuggernaut- July 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm
HEY YOU DUMBFUCKS WHY ARE WE YELLING?
J-Dog- July 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm
Holy hell that article about Ricco selling his UFC belt was so poorly written it was uninteligible at times. (fallen on hard times link). Someone fire that writer!
El Famous Burrito- July 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm
I'd rather see him fight Gerardo.

The promotional possibilities are endless. Ricco Rodriguez vs. Rico Suave!

That's about it. Instead of endless, I should've said few, but good.
Viva Hate- July 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm
Shouldn't that say pleaded......just sayin.
dumbfucks- July 9, 2010 at 11:54 am
HEY RETARD, ONCE AGAIN YOU'RE MAKING A FALSE REPORT. MOUSASI SAID HE WOULD FIGHT RICCO BUT JAKE PLEAD FOR THE MATCH, HE GOT.
TheJuggernaut- July 9, 2010 at 11:46 am
Oh yeah I almost forgot... FIRST!!!
TheJuggernaut- July 9, 2010 at 11:43 am
21 pounds over! Rumble Johnson is even disappointed in this guy.
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