In the spirit of covering real news this weekend, we kind of overlooked some fights that are rumored to be going down at KSW 15 in Warsaw, Poland on March 19. I’m sure you’ll get over it. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Mariusz Pudzianowski is rumored to be on this one. According to a report on Five Ounces of Pain, his opponent will be heavy handed British journeyman James Thompson. Fight of the year candidate? Probably not. Decent slugfest? Sure.
More notable than that, though, is that James Irvin is also rumored to be involved with this card. You may remember that James Irvin was recently pulled from a Shark Fights card due to a suspension from the CSAC over a positive steroid test. Because Poland does not have an athletic commission, Irvin is free to fight there. However, he is still subject to repercussions back in America.
There’s being a cursed individual. There’s bringing bad luck onto yourself. And then there’s running under ladders to see how many times you can get punched in the eye in your next bout. Don’t kid yourself into believing that the CSAC (or any commission, for that matter) is just going to ignore this. Even worse, it’s not like he’s being put in against some can. His rumored opponent, Mamed Khalidov, is 21-4-2 with a recent first round TKO over Jorge Santiago. I realize we all have to eat, but be real, homie. I’m sure that there’s a better way to make money during your suspension.