Will Mayorga prove the critics wrong?

by Andrew Gladstone | source: heavy.com

Former WBA and WBC Unified World Welterweight Champion Ricardo Mayorga will get an opportunity to fight in the world of mixed martial arts when he takes on MMA veteran Din Thomas this Saturday night. The consensus seems to be that the Nicaraguan fighter will be overwhelmed early and taken to the ground, where he’ll be highly out of his element.

While I believe it takes years of Brazilian jiu-jitsu training, wrestling, and kickboxing to excel in mixed martial arts, we still have no idea how good Mayorga?s learning curve is.  For all we know, Mayorga may be a natural at certain other aspects of the game.

And remember: it was only 6 years ago when K-1 star Mark Hunt first competed in MMA and defeated the likes of Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva. Hunt proved to be an easy learner and a natural at the sport.

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SlickRick01 site profile image  

5/14/10 3:02 PM by SlickRick01

DKP has until the end of business today to get the injunction (the hearing was scheduled for 1:30 EST). Two hours and counting.

undisputed1972 site profile image  

5/14/10 2:44 PM by undisputed1972

Mayorga is one of boxing's biggest cunts. I hope Thomas beats him soundly.

ScottCL site profile image  

5/14/10 2:32 PM by ScottCL

Mayorga isnt going to train at all, come in fat and get subbed within a minute.

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5/14/10 2:31 PM by thforklift

 The only way Din Thomas can lose this fight IMO is if he took it lightly and decided not to train for it and just make weight. That's it. Not even then really do I think he can lose this fight, as I am completely confident in an MMA match, Mayorga could be in the best shape of his life and Din Thomas could wake up, brush his teeth, whack off, eat a muffin, and still stop Mayorga in under 2 minutes. 

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

5/14/10 12:08 PM by Bobby Lupo

 Mayorga looks physically terrible. I'd still be shocked if this fight actually happens. Did he weigh in yet?

HOSEGOOD site profile image  

5/14/10 11:31 AM by HOSEGOOD

Din will destroy him.

microMx site profile image  

5/14/10 11:30 AM by microMx

I'll be rooting for mayorga if he makes weight LOL

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5/14/10 10:37 AM by KirbyLovesTacos

Mayorga isn't a really good boxer. He's a good brawler. Din Thomas should go for leg kicks and takedowns or he won't win the fight.

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5/14/10 10:32 AM by HereWeAre

The only way Din has a chance of losing is if he goes in there like an idiot and tries to box him.