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Ray Mercer Says MMA Fighters Are Scared of Him, Have No Heart

(It takes so little to inflate a boxer’s ego these days.)

When Ray Mercer knocked Tim Sylvia the hell out back in June we thought it was just good, harmless fun.  Well, not harmless to Sylvia or his already-declining career, but harmless for MMA in general.  After all, when has seeing Big Timmy get flattened not made for quality entertainment?  But it seems like the conquest might have gone to Mercer’s head, because now he thinks the entire MMA world is ducking him.  What’s worse, he’s making certain assumptions about the character of the entire sport and its fighters based on his experience with Sylvia, which is a little like saying that all children are retards just because the kid who lives upstairs from you has Down syndrome.  Just check out what the 48-year-old Mercer had to say to

J.S: So have you anything else in the pipeline – either in boxing or in MMA? People are still talking about the way you iced Tim Sylvia in what was it, nine seconds?

R.M: (laughs) Yeah, I’m willing to take anything that’s offered to me, you know. But those MMA guys, they don’t seem to want to fight me. I don’t get it. I thought they had heart, and yet they won’t fight me and I’m nearly 50-years old, man!

J.S: Your 9-second win sure got a lot of hits on You-Tube, and the fight sparked a debate among fans of boxing and MMA. Boxing fans said, "I told you so. No way an MMA guy beats a boxer!"

R.M: Yeah, and I fought him [Sylvia] his way, with his rules.

J.S: Yes, but you never gave him a chance to get his thing going, you slammed him with that right hand to the head so quick!

R.M: That’s right. I definitely don’t think those guys should be messing around with boxers. We’ll KO them because they don’t have the heart we do. It kills me how none of those guys want to fight me now. They say they have heart in that sport, but I don’t know. They don’t wanna do it, with those four ounce gloves on. I thought they were tough. I was supposed to fight a guy after Tim Sylvia, but he turned it down. I’m really surprised none of those guys will take a fight with me, I really am.

You gotta be kidding us, Ray.  Maybe Mercer has conveniently forgotten this fact, but before he knocked out Sylvia he fought an MMA “exhibition” and got submitted.  By Kimbo Slice.  Who was making his MMA debut.  And don’t even get us started on his K-1 career.  When he went out there and starched Sylvia with one overhand right, the reaction from the MMA community was not, ‘What a bad dude that Mercer is.’  They thought, ‘What a sad dude that Sylvia is.’ 

In order to shut him up, we really need an MMA fighter to take this fight just on principle.  Only a severe ass-kicking will do.  The money probably won’t be great, so it can’t be somebody who has a lot of better options, and Mercer clearly needs to learn just how much he doesn’t know about what’s involved in MMA, so it should preferably be a ground specialist.  Maybe even one with anti-establishment views and mounting legal bills.  I think you see where I’m going with this…

Somebody get Jeff Monson on the phone. 

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Seoul Brother- September 2, 2009 at 6:52 pm
@phantom151:Would that mean that Ray Mercer would have fluffed Tito for the Coleman fight? Yeah, I went there.
Jarekov The Great- September 2, 2009 at 3:41 pm
The someone needs to get mercer fight lesnar. And then see how scared MMA fighters are of him, this whole thing is bs. Mercer knocked out imo the worst heavyweight champion ever and now hes talking shit. Put him in the cage with a real fighter now, Dana White needs to jump on this shit.

never going to happen but i hate ray mercer so much i wish it would, i would pay big money to see lesnar take him down and beat his face to a pulp.
phantom151- September 2, 2009 at 10:55 am
o ya and ray mercer is gay and sucks large donkey dick.... does he really think he has a chance at any decent MMA guy that isnt 70 pounds over weight and takes the sport serously unlike tim I am a big gay oger sylvia
LargeMidget- September 2, 2009 at 9:20 am
How is anybody going to know Ray Mercer is a bad motherfucker when the event wasn't even televised?
phantom151- September 2, 2009 at 8:02 am
should have gave em to tito for a warm up b4 the old man beat down of colemen
RearNakedPoke- September 2, 2009 at 5:13 am
i loved boxing growing up. tyson was king when i was a in my teens! but boxing is so bad now to me...its like WWE..BORING and predictable and corrupt!!! boxers have a small chance of winning a mma fight imo cause it takes alot more these days to win. you have to be well rounded and i just dont see boxers with an advantage. they are just using "not enough money in mma" as an excuse to NOT GET THEIR ASS KICKED!!!!
Dr Garbo- September 1, 2009 at 9:24 pm
I love that everyone forgot that Mercer quit after 1 kick from Bonjawski....At least Tim went out...He would fight with a broken arm, Mercer is a fat fuck hasbeen that fought an out of shape fat ass Tim Sylvia...Couldnt even beet Kimbo
Seoul Brother- September 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm
@Catalyst8487: That's a fucking brilliant idea. Have the guy who bitch slapped Kimbo on shit short notice fight the ashy jagoff fossil who got bitch slapped by Kimbo. I'd pay good money to see a sideshow beatdown like that.
Catalyst8487- September 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm
We need Seth Petruzelli to come to the rescue!
Seoul Brother- September 1, 2009 at 5:31 pm
Isn't it funny how boxers with dusty shits between their ears always seem to talk smack about MMA? Fifi Mayweather, jr, I'm talking to you too, bitch. At least with a little mincey cunt like Fifi jr, the boxer in question is trying to draw attention to their own little moment in the spotlight. But the ashy stay puft marshmallow goon? What the fuck does Ashy Larry's grampa have going for his broke ass? Metamucil smoothies?
chocolove- September 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm
MMA fighters have been ducking the 50 year old Mercer because murder is a serious crime.
Androiddrew- September 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm
@ Daddy_Jeffy
That sir was a burn of the highest magnitude.
Congrats, Nategetsirate. You are officially a knob.
Daddy_jeffy- September 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm
When you say a friend of a friend I assume that means you. You still have a chance. Move out of mom's garage. Try for a better job. You can do it. The CP community is pulling for you.
Aenarion- September 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Submitted by KIMBO???? Ahahahaha what a tool! I would be ASHAMED if I knocked out Tim Silvia, because it meant that I actually had to be in a cage with that sloppy donut. Ray Mercer should have gotten on this season of TUF... see that bitch go down hard.
portland mma- September 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm
I agree one two its just so fucking annoying that any member of the boxing community would buy what he is saying just based off their hatred of MMA. The ridiculous thing is that none of them seem to realize how many MMA fans grew up with boxing, they want to point the finger at the MMA fan and say we don't understand this or that and blah blah but they don't want to take responsibility for the cesspool that boxing has become due to promoters and the different sanctioning organizations. Someone needs to put the Muhammad Ali Reform act into MMA so this type of shit never happens to our sport.
Chri534.- September 1, 2009 at 4:15 pm
Sylvia should bring him on Bully Beatdown.
Gamecock- September 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm
Buy Ray, do MMA fighters have any heart?
One Two- September 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm
just a sad washed up old man who needs money trying to goad MMA fighters into a fight. reminds me of frank mir in a way just running his mouth saying shit even he himself can't actually believe.
Emo Sux- September 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm
The reason nobody wants to fight Mercer is because it's a dead-end fight... Beating him won't get you anywhere...

I would duck him too if I felt I was too good to fight him
NateGetsIrate- September 1, 2009 at 3:51 pm
Reminds me of a friend of a friend who knocked out a loud-mouth drunk guy at nightclub, when the drunk wasn't looking. After that, he thought he was the baddest man alive. Years later, the friend of a friend still lives with his mom and stocks cans of soda at gas stations and convenience stores.
portland mma- September 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm
Dude get the fuck out of here with your bullshit
portland mma- September 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm
LOL this shit reminds me of Billie Jean King and Bobbie Riggs, just because you beat a washed up retard on the other side of the spectrum doesn't mean it puts you on the same level as the greats (or even professionals) on that level. Mercer got beat in MMA by a guy who was exposed for only fighting cans, what does that say about him?

The thing in the article that pissed me off the most was when he said, "I was supposed to fight a guy after Tim Sylvia, but he turned it down."

That's relevant. This is like me telling my girlfriend I almost beat the fuck out of a dude at the bar, but not mentioning he was a 130 pound gay guy with an Ed Hardy shirt and a spray tan. September 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm
Monson or any other decent MMA heavyweight will crush Mercer!! Sylvia shouldn't have been the one to represent the world of MMA as he was saying in the trailer before the fight actually happened..
cagefightmon- September 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm
Sorry dude . . . didn't know it was going to bother you so bad being second. However, it's the story of my life to be first in everything I attempt and succeed at. ;-)
LAS- September 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm
I wonder how people can go through life this delusional. I mean, the reporter gives him every chance to qualify his answer, and then he just digs that shit deeper. What a dumb fuck.