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Tyrone Spong’s MMA Debut Set, Will Face James McSweeney on Nov. 3rd

(“And that was the first time I went full stanky leg.”) 

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Newton’s third law of motion seems to apply to the world of kickboxing this week, as just a few days after it was announced that Swedish kickboxing legend Jorgen Kruth would be departing from the world of MMA, it has been reported that Dutch kickboxing powerhouse Tyrone Spong will be making the transition to it. Spong, who’s has hinted at a move to MMA for some time now, is best known for his battles with such legends of the sport as Peter Aerts, Ray Sefo, and Melvin Manhoef, and currently holds a 68-6-1 with 1 NC record to his credit.

While it was rumored that Spong would be making his debut under the Titan Fighting Championships banner, it appears that the heavyweight slugger will be debuting under upstart promotion World Series of Fighting, alongside UFC rape joke-castaway Miguel Torres and many more.

And standing across the cage from Spong will be none other than TUF 10 alum James “The Hammer” McSweeney, who has put together four straight wins in the Shamrock Events promotion and one straight win over knife wielding hoodlums of the greater Las Vegas area. McSweeney already has a fight scheduled for October 6th against the 10-11 Matti Makela, but barring any serious injuries, should be ready to compete on November 3rd against Spong. It’s a fight schedule that Bob Sapp could appreciate if he weren’t too busy hiding from the monster in his closet.

There is of course the possibility that McSweeney could pack his bags and move as far away from Spong as humanly possible once he takes a look at one of Spong’s highlight videos. Then again, Spong has been training with the Blackzilians for some time now, so he more than likely will show up ten to twenty pounds over the weight limit.

Who do you like for this one, Potato Nation? Will McSweeney take it to the ground like any sane man would, or will pride rear its ugly head once again?

-J. Jones

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linzhanfz- September 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm
WampaStompa- September 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm
So stoked for this match. McSweeney has a kickboxing background as well, but I doubt anyone is going to try and keep the fight standing against Spong.

Like Waka said, McSweeney's got a ton more experience, but everyone in the Blackzilians camp raves about Spong. I'd rather he jump in the deep end than run over a few 0-1 nobodies. And if he knocks McSweeney out -- which I think he will -- and defends a few takedowns along the way, we'll get a much better idea of what kind of MMA fighter he can be right away.
waka kocka- September 11, 2012 at 5:36 am
Mcsweeney will take him down right away, james and sopong are good friends and trained togther for years back in the day so he knows how dangerous spong is.

Spong is green and new to the sport, james also trained with rashad for a good amount of time and did he nake him a good wrestler right away?

No thats cause this is not coleman or randleman era, alot more technique involved and soong has not been at it long enough.

James got great wrestlers himself and drysdale on his bjj so another sub win for james, rnc or armbar first round.

A fighter with 20 mma fights and shitload of thai fights( not as good of skill as spongs record but pretty good for mmatransition) is not a smart debut for spong.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm
"You know Rashad, people just don't respect you enough because you're really quite lacking in the tattoo department..."
algiersheadkick504- September 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm
spong by tko body kick and lunches
Fried Taco- September 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm
I heard he hits like a wet Sponge.