The MMA promotion Moosin is scheduling their second event to take place on October 9th in Chicago, according to MMA Fighting.
Moosin is looking to match Tim Sylvia against the giant Hong Man Choi and Kimbo Slice against world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski.
Moosin executive Corey Fischer told MMA Fighting, “I would say the Kimbo-Pudzianowski fight is the furthest from being finished, but we’re trying to work on it and make it happen.”
Sylvia stands 6’8″ and Hong Man Choi stands 7’2″. A battle between the two could set a record for tallest combatants in one MMA fight. That’s likely the only record it will set. Sylvia is coming off a win against Pudzianowski at the first Moosin event in May, “God of Martial Arts”. He’s won 2 straight fights since losing 3 in a row. This bout does nothing for his career except perhaps line his pockets. He should win with ease.
Kimbo Slice hasn’t fought since he was dumped by the UFC after losing by TKO to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113. Pudzianowski looked to gas rather easily and seemingly is happy to stand and trade, so perhaps Slice will take the fight.
Moosin is bringing the freakshow ‘quality’ that is revered Japan here to the states. It can generate excitement and it can be fun, but it really doesn’t mean a lot to MMA.