Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Still Mixing It up with the Martial Arts

Normally, I'd try and avoid posting from the same source on consecutive days (especially on ground we've covered before) but I know this item about hapa Johnnie Morton from today's New York Times will get my collaborator all pumped up:

Two months ago, Morton’s only experience with mixed martial arts was watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship on television. He admired the fighters, mainly because they were the only athletes who seemed more fearless than football players. Morton memorized their names as if they were N.F.L. superstars.

“Some people want to bungee jump,” Morton said. “Others want to jump out of planes. I would never do that. But I want to do this.”

The former Detroit Lions wide receiver makes his UFC debut at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles next weekend. Who's going?



Blogger Mix76 said...

Oh Snap! Johnnie on the same card as Liddel and Rampage? Hot like summa baby!

Thanks for giving MMA some love OG.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Mix76 said...

Small correction OG... Johnnie is not fighting at UFC but at an event called Dynamite!!! USA.

It should also be interesting to see if he makes it back to the NFL next season.

1:14 AM  

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