Former WBA/WBC Welterweight and WBC light middleweight champion Ricardo Mayorga is fighting MMA again. Last time out he got a No Contest for kneeing his opponent in the spine.
As a boxer Mayora is 29-8 with 23 knockouts and 1 draw 1 no contest.
Here's what Bad Left Hook said about tonight's fights in advance:
Ricardo Mayorga's foray into MMA has been as ridiculous in practice as it was on paper. From his initial attempt to fight UFC veteran Din Thomas, a fight that collapsed under the weight of promotional issues and supposedly involvement from Don King, to his actual "debut" in May where Mayorga showed up at 175.9 pounds for a 155 pound bout. Mayorga won that fight with a blatantly illegal knee to the spine.
The Nicaraguan commission -- there's a Nicaraguan commission? -- overturned the result and "suspended" Mayorga for three months.
It appears that three months in Nicaragua means "almost three months" as Mayorga is set to return to MMA on July 27 in Omega MMA.
Since it's the only thing that makes any real sense, Mayorga will not only be fighting, but will be fighting a Kimbo Slice-lite in Rene "Level" Martinez, a former "backyard fighter."
It's just ridiculous enough to be the only thing that makes sense.
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Result: Rene Martinez def. Ricardo Mayorga via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:45 of the first round.
Boxing Scene described the action:
Martinez took Mayorga to the ground almost immediately. Mayorga appeared to have Martinez a choke, as he attempted to get a submission but soon let go. Mayorga tried to escape the ground but as he scrambled to his feet Martinez caught him in a guillotine choke, which forced Mayorga to submit almost immediately. The time was 1:45 of round 1.
After being dispatched so quickly, we can only wonder if this will be the last time we see "El Matador" in any form of combat sports. Only time will tell. During his post fight interview (in Spanish), Mayorga was clearly upset and close to tears while addressing his opponent and fans on the microphone.