Memorial Day became a haven for needless violence in Yokohama, Japan, and Chicago, Illinois, yesterday for two formerly famous people - rather against the purpose of the day. If you have a particularly queasy stomach and can’t bear the sight of blood or nostalgia, please look away now.
First, Jose Canseco stepped away from his soothsaying long enough to pick up his stellar MMA fighting career again. However, he’s moved on from fighting other formerly famous people and now wants to fight actual MMA fighters … well, at least a 7′2″ Korean fellow named Hong Man Choi.
The epic battle lasted just over a minute as Choi waited until the middle-aged man stopped bouncing around him and got tired. Then Choi kicked his posterior.
But that wasn’t the most violent mismatch of the day, even. Just wait till you see what Mr. T took on…
Mr. T, who has been keeping plenty busy lately, joined the Cubs Monday to celebrate America’s veterans by throwing out the first pitch and singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley:
No … not “sing”. That would be a hate crime on a verb. He made “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” into a beat poem. Like, “Mr. T beat on that poem like Clubber Lang would.”
*UPDATE*: We now have video of Jose’s bad but quick day, courtesy of THE SPORTING BLOG: