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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