The bout was originally scheduled to be a boxing match, but was switched at the last second to avoid legal issues with boxing in a cage.
â€œEverything was against me …. I whooped that ass.â€
Mercer goes 1-0 in MMA, his debut mixed martial arts fight, was a first round loss to Kimbo Slice in a exhibition fight back in 2007.
This fight might set back big Tim’s plans of using this fight as a spring board him into a boxing career.
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After the proposed boxing match between Tim Sylvia and Ray Mercer was given the thumbs down by the New Jersey Athletic Control board, Adrenaline CEO Monte Cox refused to give up and move the whole event to the athletically uncontrolled Birmingham, Alabama.
If that wasn’t enough, the boxing match will take place in a MMA cage.
â€œIt just makes sense on so many levels, and it adds another twist to the main event … Itâ€™s time that boxers learn that the guys in MMA are pretty good with their hands, too”