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The MMA Depressed-us: Ricardo Mayorga MMA retrospective

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We’re re-watching the entire MMA career of former champion boxer Ricardo Mayorga, who traded in the ring for a cage for a 4-fight stretch in 2013.

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A UFC off week means that the MMA Depressed-us is once again back in business. After our last debacle, trying to plumb the depths of 2020 in the UFC, we’ve decided to take on some slightly different fare than our usual Fight Pass driven show. This time around, we decided to take a look at one of the best boxers to ever try his hands in the cage, none other than WBA, WBC, & Ring welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga.

Following a series of losses to more notable boxing talents across the aughts, Mayorga decided to try his hand at mixed martial arts. The experiment lasted all of one year, resulting in a no contest and three straight losses. And we’re watching them all. Starting out with Mayorga vs. Wesley Tiffer at Omega MMA: Battle of the Americas, then jumping over to his bout against Rene ‘Level’ Martinez at WSOF 1: Central America. And wrapping the whole thing up with his first, and second bouts against Sergio ‘Checho’ Ortiz.

As always you can follow along by starting the videos in time with our countdown (we skipped ahead 15 minutes for Mayorga vs. Martinez). We didn’t bother doing any timing to sync up round 1 this time. If you’ve got another source for Ricardo Mayorga fights that isn’t the videos above, more power to you.

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