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Video: Ray Mercer Not a Fan of Head Kicks

(Props: MMA Scraps)

Before Ray Mercer became known as the unstoppable heavyweight juggernaut who wrecked Tim Sylvia in 8 seconds, Mercer had a two-fight kickboxing stint in K-1, losing his debut to Musashi by unanimous decision in June 2004. His second bout against Remy Bonjasky at the K-1 World GP 2005 in Seoul was even less successful. We won’t spoil the suprise for you, but the fight (if you can call it that) starts at the 3:53 mark of the above video and ends very shortly afterwards. It’s pretty sad when losing a match to Kimbo Slice by submission still isn’t the low point in your fight career.

Speaking of Merciless, the former WBO boxing champ and Olympic gold medalist may have his next MMA bout booked. American Top Team boxing coach Howard Davis Jr. is in negotiations to put Mercer against old-schooler Marcus "Conan" Silveira in the main event of a December 12th MMA card called "U.S. vs. Brazil," put on by Davis’s new Fight Time Promotions company.

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Sort by : Show hidden comments July 27, 2009 at 1:52 am
Here is where Dana White succeeds. *Usually* boxing professionals run out of money because they stop fighting. UFC/WWE and a few other organizations make money based on merchandise, figures, cards, or whatever else.

Mercer is cool in my book, but money doesn't last forever. UFC is looking to license faces and personalities. I realize they haven't reached an entirely fair or favorable place, but they keep adding fighters, and extending offers ...they'll get there, or close enough.

I love the UFC. Every company has politics - love 'em or hate 'em. July 26, 2009 at 7:11 pm
That was pretty strange. I guess ole Mercer was ready to get out of there and collect his new paycheck.
Jay Smith- July 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm
@ Poo Flinger (which feels funny saying or typing)
Im sold on that one.
Joedirt- July 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm
LukeTheDuke.... seriously? They are both hard to learn and neither has been perfected. Clearly you have not trained competitively in either of these sports.
Poo Flinger- July 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm
Conseco vs. Mercer anyone?
LukeTheDuke- July 26, 2009 at 2:02 pm
Boxing = hard to perfect, easy to learn
MMA = hard to learn, hard to perfect
PurplePickle- July 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm
From the look on Mercer's face, you would think some random dude on the street had just run up and kicked him in the head. Not many professional fighters give the 'what the fuck did you do that for?' look to the other guy in the ring.
Dante- July 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm
ROFL @ UFC fan
just some dong- July 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm
ROFL... this is the guy that dude on ESPN radio thought would "expose" UFC strikers? Hahahahah OK.

UFC fan- July 26, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Danny Bonaduce could beat Ray mercers ass!
Joedirt- July 26, 2009 at 11:47 am
Not to defend Ray Mercer... (although from that clip he may need it) but we are talking about an older boxer who is way past his prime and needs money. He'll fight anyone anytime. Problem is... he hasn't even made an attempt to adjust to MMA. I mean... against Kimbo they had an agreement to go stand up... he trained to box against Tim and the K1 fights he didn't even try to prepare for kicks. I think as long as he got some cash he just didn't care. Now... take him back in his prime and train him properly for an MMA fight and you could have a dangerous contender.
eelcozy- July 26, 2009 at 11:27 am
yeah what the hell was that?

"shit, this isn't boxing..."
831 Son- July 26, 2009 at 11:22 am
That was one of the most pathetic things I have seen recently. What a joke. Glad he fucked chicken-leg-Sylvia up though.
Bob Reilly- July 26, 2009 at 11:13 am
I bet he still got paid though.
ktfo- July 26, 2009 at 11:09 am
rich s. he didnt get kicked? he caught a shin to the side of the dome, and it staggered his ass. mercer is just too old, he needs to be selling ovens on infomercials.
Rich S.- July 26, 2009 at 11:00 am
Are you serious?

I was expecting him to get knocked cold or something..

But he didn't even actually get kicked.. Remy's foot got caught up on his shoulder.. And then he just quit?

That may be the absolute most embarrassing thing I've ever seen in the world of Mixed Martial Arts..

PS: I love the "unstoppable heavyweight juggernaut" bit..
agentsmith- July 26, 2009 at 10:35 am
He gave up even easier than Bob Sapp.