Dan Severn recalls turning down human cockfight

source: mmafighting.com

"Companies were contacting me from all over the place. I had a pager. I’d get calls and have to be ready with 24 hours notice to get to the airport, to a destination I’d just find out about, transported to a location to be determined, against an opponent I just found out, with a purse I just found out. They were almost all an underground type of thing.

"Once, I had an opportunity to fight in Mexico. It was in a cockfighting pit. The idea of the show was to start with rooster fights, then do dog fights, and finish as the main event with human beings. This organization wanted no rules at all, and you could wear jeans and cowboy boots. I turned that one down. I thought, 'I may win, but I may not get out alive.’"

Severn, who turns 55 on June 2nd, still hasn’t retired from competing and performing. He said he will do one more year of pro wrestling, and retire from that genre. Like what he just did, he’ll be likely sending out an e-mail at the close of this next year announcing his retirement to people in that world.

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FatBuddha site profile image  

1/7/13 10:57 PM by FatBuddha

LOL! ftw

AristidesBrito site profile image  

1/7/13 8:26 PM by AristidesBrito

YOu're saying that Severn was the Jon Jones of that show ?

OMGClayGuida site profile image  

1/7/13 7:58 PM by OMGClayGuida

Agreed.The animals lost out on their show money and win bonus due to one man pulling out of a fight.

DezzNutzz site profile image  

1/7/13 3:01 PM by DezzNutzz

Sucks for the animals. At least he had a choice to fight or not.

MDKSDMF site profile image  

1/7/13 2:46 PM by MDKSDMF

doesnt surprise me either. The vale tudo/ underground no holds barred fights were bare knuckle and word of mouth in the mid to late 90's around new england. Especially rhode island. rip manny neves. i bet it was pretty shady south of the border in mexico!

OMGClayGuida site profile image  

1/6/13 10:16 PM by OMGClayGuida

Story doesn't surprise me, I've heard it before. Severn pulled out of the human cockfight hours before the event was supposed to start. With no headliner, they were forced to pull the plug on the entire card leaving a multitude of dogs and chickens, who were also on the card, out of pocket. The dogs and chickens, who had paid for their fight camps and were to lose out on sponsorship money, took to twitter to bash Severn. The whole affair was pretty brutal for all involved.

dhas site profile image  

1/6/13 9:41 PM by dhas

I think that's why Kenny Rogers Roasters went broke

ufcman187 site profile image  

1/6/13 9:18 PM by ufcman187

A human cockfight won't take you to the top. Just ask Carmouche....... Too soon?

AristidesBrito site profile image  

1/6/13 9:09 PM by AristidesBrito

I want to hear more of that story. I wonder if that event ever happened ?

dhas site profile image  

1/6/13 8:43 PM by dhas

I bet they roasted those roosters that lost the fight for the dogs/humans that fought in the main and comain