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When Former Basesball Star Jose Canseco Fought Choi Hong-man In An MMA Fight

When Former Basesball Star Jose Canseco Fought Choi Hong-man In An MMA Fight

Disgraced baseball great Jose Canseco swapped the baseball gloves for MMA gloves following his career in Major League Baseball, but it didn't end well.

Canseco made a name for himself as a premiere power hitter, but his legacy was tarnished after admitting to using performance enhancing drugs. He injected steroids into his body during his 17-year MLB career.

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He flexed his star power after his baseball career by venturing into the combat world. He fought Danny Bonaduce in a boxing match before making his MMA debut in Japan.

Choi-Hong man, who's no stranger to freakshow fights, welcomed Canseco to MMA.

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Image: Dream

He faced the seven-foot-two 'Korean Colossus' as part of Dream's Super Hulk Tournament, though it ended in brutal fashion with Canseco tapping to strikes.

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The ex-designated hitter sported a pair of black trousers for his fight against Choi who dwarfed him inside the ring. After the opening bell rang, Canseco got on his bike and attempted to hit and run.

However, one minute and 17 seconds into their contest, Canseco failed with a leg-kick and got taken down by Choi who unloaded a barrage of unanswered punches, forcing the submission.

Image: Dream
Image: Dream
Image: Dream
Image: Dream
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Image: PA

Unsurprisingly, Canseco called time on his MMA career after just one fight. He did, though, have a celebrity boxing match with Todd Poulton.

Choi, on the other hand, went on to have five more MMA fights in Asia before retiring from fighting. He retired with a 4-5 pro record which includes defeats to Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko Cro Cop.

Topics: Baseball, MMA News, Fight News, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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