Shaq 'ready' to fight Jose Canseco in MMA

by Larry Fine | source: chicagotribune.com
 

Shaquille O'Neal says he is willing to face former MLB All-Star Jose Canseco in a mixed martial arts bout.

Canseco, 47, whose baseball comeback bid with the Quintana Roo Tigres of the Mexican League stalled last week when he was banned for declining to take a doping test, has been calling out the four-time NBA champion in messages on his Twitter account.

"I challenged him a long time ago. If he wants it done, he knows where to find me," O'Neal, who was listed at 7-foot-1 and 325 pounds in his playing career, told Reuters on Tuesday..

"He can be high off whatever, and I'll be high off Frosted Flakes," O'Neal, 40, said.

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Canseco's twitter feed that he used to goad Shaq into a fight.

shaqie poo where are you

can somone tweet me a pic of @shaq on a milk carton so i can send it to jon walsh i need his help .

@shaq Man code violation .strike one

Roses r red baseballs are black banned in mexico i will fight @SHAQ

that's me knocking on your door .open up and dont run out the back or hide in the closet

@shaq contact my agent joemelendez@msn.com i am ready to dance

@shaq on tnt is not real he is a hologram like the moon landing or princess laya .he is missing who has taken him and where is he

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Shaq has been a fan of MMA for way over a decade, and has trained in kickboxing, BJJ, and MMA for years.

 Canseco taking on Hong Man Choi, who is an inch taller than Shaq.

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KrisDonahoo site profile image  

3/16/12 1:23 AM by KrisDonahoo

Shaq would whip Canseco's ass, badly.

crowbar site profile image  

3/15/12 9:38 PM by crowbar

Canseco barely whooped Danny Bonaduce & lost to Vai Sikahema. Shaq by jab & jab alone.

thefightingsheep site profile image  

3/15/12 9:29 PM by thefightingsheep

After seeing Shaquille spar with Oscar De la Hoya and seeing Canseco try to do TKD against Choiinan MMA match....this is a really interesting matchup IMO.

lormpino site profile image  

3/15/12 9:22 PM by lormpino

I wouldn't even stream this

garrote site profile image  

3/15/12 9:21 PM by garrote

Awesome

garrote site profile image  

3/15/12 9:19 PM by garrote

Theyd both be gassed after 2 minutes of flailing around. That said, I'm pulling for Shaq.

fightharder site profile image  

3/15/12 9:12 PM by fightharder

Personally would love the see Shaq fight a couple of times. Of all the people in freakshow fights i think i would not begrudge Shaq doing well at all. He always was and will be one of the coolest characters in professional sports for me. And the fact that he has been a genuine fan of MMA for so long leads my to the only logical conclusion that i would be obliged to support him fighting a couple of (low intensity) fights.And he would beat Canseco,who is clearly not completely right in the head anymore.

ufcman187 site profile image  

3/14/12 9:51 PM by ufcman187

" Roses r red baseballs are black " Dude has been hit in the head too much. Baseballs aren't black but something that is is Shaq. That's how you start a relevent poem douche. Either way, I am not raciest and to prove it, I hope Shaq retires Jose then gets beat so bad in his next match that he retires too ! That don't make me raciest, that makes me a fight fan ! 1 seems to be a joke, the other proved he is !

kanodogg2 site profile image  

3/14/12 9:38 PM by kanodogg2

We need a freakshow division in the ufc

El Pescadero site profile image  

3/14/12 9:36 PM by El Pescadero

Shaq by Superman punch!