Jose Canseco is at it again. The former MLB slugger and one-time MMA fighter is once again trying to make a name for himself in the MMA world. And this time, he's made a suitably ridiculous challenge.
On Twitter over the weekend, Canseco suggested holding an event he's bizarrely titled "Beef Bash 1" - a 4 man MMA tournament in Las Vegas. The participants? Canseco, Herschel Walker, Shaquille O'Neal, and Mike Tyson.
After baseball season i'm thiniking of holding vegas mma tourney .Beef Bash 1with me shaq tyson an herschel .any promoters interested ?
Now, it has to be said right off the bat that this is purely a challenge from Canseco, and the chances of it happening are about 1 in a million. But if you're a fan of freakshow fighting (and, I admit, that's me), this is a pretty entertaining concept to consider. There's no doubt it would draw a lot of interest, and Canseco himself will probably drum up a bit of publicity just from bringing it up, which is really all he wants, right?
This is not the first time Canseco has made a similar challenge. He has had public back and forth challenges with both Walker and Shaq previously, though Tyson is a new name being thrown into the mix.
Canseco is 0-1 as an MMA fighter, having lost to Hong Man Choi in the absurd (and awesome) Dream Super Hulk tournament. Walker is 2-0 in Strikeforce. Neither Tyson nor Shaq have any MMA experience, though Shaq is a long-time fan who has discussed fighting before. There has also been talk of Shaq taking a pro wrestling match at this year's Wrestlemania, though it looks like that won't be happening.
Overall it's ridiculous, never going to happen, and many will hate it. But it brings a smile to my face just the same. That said - no Minowaman? For shame Jose.