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RUMOR: Mike Tyson to Fight in Pride

Aside from that rumor that is being spread, the card itself looks very good. Should be a great night of fighting.

Also, if no one caught it, GSP’s fight camp is about 90% sure that he WILL NOT be able to fight Hughes for the Welterweight belt due to a serious elbow injury he suffered during training.

http://www.bettormma.com/site/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=44

Comments everyone.

[quote]bigblue244 wrote:
http://www.bettormma.com/site/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=44
Comments everyone.[/quote]

That sucks about St.Pierre.

The Mike Tyson issue has been all over the place for some time now. I really won’t believe it until I see him in a fight card.

This is more exciting:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mark Coleman
Mauricio Rua vs. Kevin Randleman
Josh Barnett vs. TBA
Phil Baroni vs. TBA
Vitor Belfort vs. TBA
Mirko Filipovic vs. TBA
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. TBA
Wanderlei Silva vs. TBA

All in the US!

Thanks for the links.

Also, Pride offered Tim Sylvia to fight Fedor before the Coleman offer, but he backed out.

When asked if Pride was interested in doing a Pride vs. UFC, they said that they have been trying to for awhile, but the UFC is not interested.

Baby J for the title! Sucks that GSP is injured, shitty way to lose a title shot, but his camp is also reporting that they’ll reevaluate wednesday so it isn’t definite yet.

I wonder who Tyson would fight? I’d sure hate to get caught by one of those left hooks with the mma gloves on, it’d be lights out…of course he probably sucks on the ground.

Tyson should fight Bob Sapp. That would be a freak show that would get major publicity.

I really hope GSP recovers, but it looks bad. Hughes-GSP II is something I have been looking forward to all year. I if they would consider throwing Sanchez at Hughes if GSP can’t do it. BJ would be sweet, though.

I’d like to see Tyson Vs. Lesnar.

That really sucks about GSP.

Hughes must have paid someone off to injur GSP. :wink:

[quote]bigblue244 wrote:
Also, Pride offered Tim Sylvia to fight Fedor before the Coleman offer, but he backed out.

When asked if Pride was interested in doing a Pride vs. UFC, they said that they have been trying to for awhile, but the UFC is not interested.[/quote]

Both sides have been saying this. Who knows what the truth is.

[quote]bigblue244 wrote:
Also, Pride offered Tim Sylvia to fight Fedor before the Coleman offer, but he backed out.[/quote]

That would just be a sad fight. I’m almost glad that it will (probably) never happen.

[quote]
When asked if Pride was interested in doing a Pride vs. UFC, they said that they have been trying to for awhile, but the UFC is not interested.[/quote]

I’m not even sure why the UFC would promote Silva/Liddell… they seem to have everything to lose (unless I’m underestimating the pervasiveness of Pride in the US).

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
Tyson should fight Bob Sapp.[/quote]

I read your post real quick and I thought it said he should fight Bob Saggit. Now THAT would be a fight.

[quote]bigblue244 wrote:
Also, Pride offered Tim Sylvia to fight Fedor before the Coleman offer, but he backed out.[/quote]

That would just be a sad fight. I’m almost glad that it will (probably) never happen.

[quote]
When asked if Pride was interested in doing a Pride vs. UFC, they said that they have been trying to for awhile, but the UFC is not interested.[/quote]

I’m not even sure why the UFC would promote Silva/Liddell… they seem to have everything to lose (unless I’m underestimating the pervasiveness of Pride in the US).

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
Tyson should fight Bob Sapp. That would be a freak show that would get major publicity.

I really hope GSP recovers, but it looks bad. Hughes-GSP II is something I have been looking forward to all year. I if they would consider throwing Sanchez at Hughes if GSP can’t do it. BJ would be sweet, though.[/quote]

Definitely on the Sapp v. Tyson fight. I’m sure you all know that they had a little rumble in the ring after the Battle at the Belagio fight between Kimo and Sapp. I doubt it would ever happen though.

I would like to see Tyson fight, although I don’t really think he would do that well. They should have him fight Ken Shamrock. Haha imagine that, two of the most well-known fighters in their respective sports that have pretty much tainted their legendary status going at it.

As far as the GSP update, I guess they are saying now that it is a hamstring issue and not an elbow and will be re-evaluating it like someone pointed out previously.

Regardless, this Pride fight-card looks ridiculous.

[quote]bigblue244 wrote:
Definitely on the Sapp v. Tyson fight. I’m sure you all know that they had a little rumble in the ring after the Battle at the Belagio fight between Kimo and Sapp. I doubt it would ever happen though.

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Yeah, Bob Sapp has called out Tyson several times. I think The Beast would tool him at this point. I imagine they would do a fight under special rules, maybe 1 round MMA one round boxing or something. Kind of like LeBanner-Sapp. I guess it just depends on Sapp’s situation with K-1 and how much of slap to the face DSE wants to give K-1, and how low Tyson wants to sink for money.

If it’s MMA or K-1 rules, RIP Iron Mike…

http://www.jutarnji.hr/sport/borilacki_sportovi/clanak/art-2006,8,21,filipovic_tyson,39786.jl


Cro-cop against Mike Tyson in Las Vegas…

The Japanese assert that Filipovic will be Tyson’s opponent, but the rules under which the fight will occur are not as yet known.

ZAGREB- Croatian gladiator Mirko Filipovic may be the next adversary of the legendary american professional boxer Mike Tyson! The former world champion in the heavyweight category signed a contract with the japanese organization PRIDE, who on October 21 is organizing a big show in the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Tyson’s opponent in the main bout, for which it is not known if it will be held under Pride, kickboxing or professional boxing rules, it still not certain, but in the Japanese media they’re already speculating how in fact it will be Cro-cop.

“I’d fight Tyson. Talk has come to me as well that I am among the candidates for Tyson’s opponent, but for now I cannot confirm that information. Naturally, I’d willingly enter the ring with such a legend of combat sports. The one thing I am certain of is that I will appear at the show in Las Vegas”
-Mirko Filipovic, who is currently preparing for his appearance in Final Conflict 2006 tournament, held September 10 in the Tokyo suburb of Saitama. As we know, his opponent will be Brazilian Wanderlei Silva, and in the second semi-final American Josh Barnett will fight Brazilian Minotauro.

Tyson and Pride started to talk about a fight baa couple of years ago (by chance at the same time Tyson was talking with the leadership of K-1), but the 40-year-old American backed out and still hoped for a successful continuation of his boxing career. After November 2005, losing by knockout to the seasoned Irishman Kevin McBride, Tyson realized that sporting luck and salvation from his millions in debt needed to be sought elsewhere.

Mike for a million-dollar appearance

Pride’s offer came in the package with the Las vegas hotel-casino Aladdin, which requires Tyson to work at least three of ten contracted bouts. The fight in the Thomas and Mack Center is supposed to be an exhibition, even if it is tradition for famous boxers to appear in review bouts going back to the seventies. Not one American or Japanese media alleges the value of Tyson’s contract, but they estimate that for the appearance on October 21 he won’t receive less than one million dollars.

In Las Vegas Pride’s world champion in the heavyweight category, Russian Fedor Emelianenko will defend his title against American veteran Mark Coleman, and bouts have been announced for Phi Baroni, Josh Barnett, Mauricio Shogun Rua and Japanese Kazuhira Makamura.

As far as I have read the Tyson bout, whoever faces will, basically, be a boxing exhibition.

I?m sure if Pride could get away with it they would have Tyson fight a Tiger (or Bear) in a no-rules match. However as far as I know Tyson has no interest in doing anything that isn?t under boxing rules, or rules that are very similar.