Ten years ago, Nicauraguan boxer Ricardo Mayorga made headlines with two surprising wins over Vernon Forrest and his unique brand of arrogance complete with trash talk and post-fight, in-ring cigarette smoking. As most champions eventually do, however, Mayorga would go on to lose and lose frequently.
He was in wars, got beat up and stayed; probably boxed on for longer than was healthy. And then, he started talking shit about MMA and picking (verbally, at least) fights with its competitors. There was the Din Thomas fight that never happened and lots of ignorant talk before and after the non-event from Mayorga.
Well, the boxer finally got his MMA bout in yesterday and it was a strange one. Through two rounds, Mayorga got taken down, mounted and controlled easily. However, after defending a triangle choke attempt from his opponent, Mayorga landed a nice lil knee to his foe’s back that – by the guy’s reaction – must have been a dim mak or something.
Mayorga’s opponent screams out in pain from a single knee to his back, then covers up as Mayorga rains down punches on him until the referee stops the action. The boxer then raises his hands and gloats in the victory.
Oh, and did we mention that Mayorga missed weight by twenty pounds? Because Mayorga missed weight by twenty pounds.
We’re not saying it’s great, nation. But we watched it for the novelty of seeing how well a former top boxer would do in low-level MMA. If you’re into that type of thing, give it a look as well.