Ricardo Mayorga Inks Contract For MMA Bout With Martinez

By Armando Mendoza,

George Estrada, Director of the Omega Promotions, says former champion Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga, has signed a contract to face Rene "Level" Martinez (4-0) in a Mixed Martial Arts contest on July 27th in Managua, Nicaragua. On May 4th in Managua, Mayorga made his debut in Mixed Martial Arts against Wesley Tiffer and won by TKO in the second round. But there were several issues after the match was over. For starters, Mayorga weighed in 20-pounds over the contracted limit of 165-pounds. Then during the fight Mayorga launched an illegal knee to the back of Tiffer, which made the fighter scream out in pain. At that point Tiffer was unable to continue and Mayorga was declared the TKO winner.

The Mixed Martial Arts Commission held a press conference in Managua on May 11, and chairman Ardeshir Zack Asagary announced that Mayorga's victory had been changed to a no-contest. The boxer was also suspended for three months.

Due to some legal manuevering by Carlos Mario Peña, Mayorga's attorney, he was able to void out the existing suspension [something having to do with a violation of the labor code of Nicaragua].

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JDezi4 on 06-29-2013

[QUOTE=rasdun;13514942]yeah nc boxing never does things like that. lol. Boxing never allows washed up fighters like Holyfield, Roy Jones, or James Toney to headline events[/QUOTE] It doesn't count when they're fighting in their own sport crybaby... UFC accepts a washed…

Comment by rasdun on 06-28-2013

yeah nc boxing never does things like that. lol. Boxing never allows washed up fighters like Holyfield, Roy Jones, or James Toney to headline events

Comment by JDezi4 on 06-28-2013

Only MMA would allow these farce fights between old retired and battered athletes JAMES TONEY hasn't been relevant in a boxing match in years, but headlined a UFC PPV Pathetic

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