Canseco KO'd In MMA Debut

7'2" Korean KO's former Ranger

For all of his shortcomings, and there are certainly many of those, Jose Canseco has what wrestling announcers refer to as ‘intestinal fortitude’ in droves.
Either that, or he just really, really, really needs some money.
The former Athletic, Ranger, Yankee and Devil Ray stepped into the ring with 7’2" Hong-man Choi, a South Korean kick boxer and mixed martial artist Monday at the Dream 9 event in Japan.
The fight was a part of the “Super-Hulk” tournament, which pits fighters at extreme size-differences against each other.
The results are about as you’d expect, and Jose Canseco is now 0-2-1 (by my count) in three televised fights.
The Korean giant, coming off fights against Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Fedor Emelianenko—two men that make Canseco look more like an interior designer than a hulking baseball player—pummeled Canseco thoroughly, stopping the fight only 1:15 into the first round.
By his own admission, Canseco agreed to the fight because he needed the money. The former-slugger and current-pariah also cited a knee injury, sustained before the fight in the States, as another contributing factor in what could be aptly described as a “molly-whopping.”
Canseco fought televisions’ Danny Bonaduce to a draw as a part of a celebrity boxing event earlier this year.
Former Philadelphia Eagle Vai Sikahema, an accomplished boxer, knocked Canseco out in the first round with a left hook during their fight in Atlantic City in July of 2008; this despite the considerable size difference between the two, as Sikehema stands 5’9, Canseco stands 6’4.
Canseco says that he is not sure whether or not he will fight again.
The 44 year-old claims to have earned a black belt in the disciplines of Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and Muay Thai.

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