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WSOF Just Booked the First Ever (?) Brother vs. Brother MMA Fight

The question of “who would win?” is one we’ve all inevitably asked ourselves when comparing some of MMA’s more famous brothers. The Nogueiras, the Freires, the Millers, the Brothers Diaz…we know that arbitrary things like weight classes and “love for one another” would keep most of these pairs from ever throwing down outside of the occasional family BBQ, but would a promotion even book such a fight if given the chance?

We’re kidding, of course. This is a sport that puts 68 year-old women and quadriplegics in ostensibly life-or-death scenarios without batting an eye, so the thought of booking a real-life Warrior scenario would be enough to make them shit their collective britches. As luck would have it, the World Series of Fighting appears to have shit those very britches.

According to Bloody Elbow, the promotion has recently announced that Caros Fodor will be taking on none other than his brother, Ben Fodor (better known around these parts as Phoenix Jones) on the main card of WSOF 32 in July. Being that Caros primarily competes as a lightweight while Ben fights at 155, the bout will be contested at a catchweight of 162 pounds.

How and why did this fight get booked, you ask? Good old fashioned hatred! Speaking with Yahoo following the announcement, the member of the Fodor family who doesn’t get his kicks dressing like a leather wombat and pepper-spraying drunks (can you tell that I think Phoenix Jones is a clown?), admitted that his brother’s alter-ego was largely at the root of their dislike for one another, ”It’s [strange]. I think it’s a gimmick for attention, if you want to know the truth. He started out meaning well, but, I don’t know.”

“He’s a liar and he just makes stuff up and throws it out there,” said Caros. “He’ll say almost anything. He likes to say he was raised in a foster home, but that’s not true.”

Jones, on the other hand, attempted to hype up the fight by saying that, “One hundred percent, it’s going to make our Mom cry. That’s a guarantee. But we’ve been circling each other for years. This was inevitable.”

Well if we weren’t stoked enough at the thought of potential fratricide, we sure as heck are now! (*begins “Make Mom Cry!” chant*)

As for how these brothers stack up against each other, well, it should come as little surprise that big brother Caros will enjoy a distinct experience advantage. Currently 10-5 as a pro, Caros has competed under the UFC, Strikeforce, and One FC banners, scoring wins over James Terry and Justin Wilcox and dropping contests to Sam Stout and Pat Healy. Ben, on the other hand, recently rebounded from a unanimous decision loss in his WSOF debut by submitting Alberto Young back in September, improving his record to 6-1-1 overall.

WSOF 32 is set to transpire on July 30th at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Washington. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to watch the final fight from Warrior and cry like little girls.

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