Sunday, October 10, 2010

The stars come out

I previously wrote that the third Shogun Fights event is taking place next month in Baltimore. While the card for the event looks promising already, The organization recently announced some special guests for the event, who include some of the more recognizable names in MMA.

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is expected to be in attendance, as are WEC competitors Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Mike Brown. Serra recently came off a tough loss to Chris Lytle at UFC 119 while Cerrone avenged his previous loss to Jamie Varner by defeating him at "WEC: Aldo vs. Gamburyan" last month.

Shogun Fights is also expected to host Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, who is known as the "king" of stolen bases since he holds the career record in that category.

The last Shogun Fights had its fair share of celebrities in attendance as well, including members of the Baltimore Ravens and Kris "Savage" McCray, who was a finalist during the last season of "The Ultimate Fighter".

Perhaps I'll talk to Rickey while I'm covering the event and ask him if he thinks Binky Jones could steal nearly as many bases as he did. I would most like to talk to Matt Serra, as I have watched several of his fights since I started following MMA and have become a big fan of the guy. He just seems like a regular, everyday guy who does this because he loves it and really seems like one of the more personable guys in MMA.

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