Thursday, April 12, 2007

Johnnie Morton, Former Detroit Lion, To Make MMA Debut

Former Detroit Lion wide receiver, Johnnie Morton, is to make his MMA debut on June 2nd, 2007 on the Showtime pay-per-view event DYNAMITE!!! USA. The event is to be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Colesium and is the first MMA Pay-per-view hosted by Showtime.

The now retired 35 year old Morton has been a fan of MMA for many years and has trained jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai in the off seasons while he was still playing for the NFL. Only recently has he began training more seriously and this event will be his first professional MMA fight. Also on the card will be Royce Gracie and Brock Lesnar, an NCAA and WWE professional wrestler. The opponents for Morton and Royce are still to be determined. But, the MMA newcomer, Lesnar, is scheduled to fight Hong Man Choi (K-1 Asia Champ).

The pay-per-view fight card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, will feature up to six fights, with co-main events. Prior to the pay-per-view, Showtime will televise three explosive bouts featuring EliteXC stars Jake Shields, Antonio Silva and Gina Carano, free to Showtime subscribers from 9-10 p.m. ET/6-7 p.m. PT.

News source: No Holds Barred, Royce Gracie
Video source: Sherdog


Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does the youtube link not work?

Jason C said...

try it again. i had it marked as "private" on youtube. should work now, though.