Fri Feb 12 08:15am EST
This is really going to happen? Someone may actually help fulfill Jose Canseco's request for another MMA fight? Who else is shocked that a real mixed martial arts gym would offer to work with Canseco? I guess any publicity is good publicity for Cesar Gracie. No, screw that. This can't possibly be a good thing, can it? The bigger problem comes when a legitimate promotion throws the sport's integrity out the window to make some short term proift. Strikeforce will take a massive P.R. hit if it chooses to bring in the clown prince of sportsmen, right?
Canseco, 45, might deliver a nice television rating but at what cost? This will only further the awful stereotypes about the sport. That said, there's so sense in remaining in a state of denial. You have to believe there's something to Canseco's tweet about meeting with officials from the promotion.
UPDATE: Strikeforce P.R. whiz Mike Afromowitz indicated to Bloody Elbow that Canseco fibbed:
"We are not meeting with Jose and he will not be fighting Herschel Walker," said Afromowitz.
Bloody Elbow says, not much more speculating one can do on the "will they/won't they" aspect of Walker/Canseco in Strikeforce. It's not happening, and Jose did not meet with any Strikeforce reps.
Check out the look on the faces of the Diaz brothers, Nate (on Canseco's left) and Nick (on the right).
Gracie indicated that he can turn Canseco into a real fighter in three months. That takes hard work. When has Canseco ever shown that he would go the distance and not take a shortcut? In MMA, there are no shortcuts. All the performance enhancing drugs in the world won't help your fight technique and stamina.
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