MMA promotion Moosin’s debut earlier this year certainly had a novelty factor to it.
The main event featuring former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia and former World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski drew some attention on pay-per-view and attracted a crowd of 6,500. While the overall production quality was woeful there were some fun bouts like Tara Larosa Vs Roxanne Modafferi – certainly a contender for woman’s fight of the year.
Now the promotion are making plans for a second event in October, and there hope is to have both headliners, Sylvia and Pudzianowski back in action.
For the Pole, who looked out of his depth in his last encounter, the idea is to have him face another MMA novelty act in former bare-knuckle brawler Kimbo Slice who was released from the UFC back in May.
“I would say the Kimbo-Pudzian fight is the furthest from being finished, but we’re trying to work on it and make it happen,” Moosin Executive Corey Fisher tells mmafighting.com.
Speaking of novelty acts, Hong Man-Choi, the 7ft 2′ South Korean giant who’s often used by K-1 and DREAM is being talked about as an opponent for Sylvia.
“I think after we meet, we can get that done,” Fisher said. “It will be a fun fight.”
In many ways it seems that Moosin are aiming to be the US version of DREAM with these kind of ‘freak shows’, and it’s not surprise to learn that Moosin’s financial backing has an Asian influence in the form of Mr.Oh a wealthy Korean businessman.
The problem as DREAM have found though is that eventually their audience got tired of seeing the novelty acts like Bob Sapp and Man-Choi getting beat up on a regular basis.
Moosin may find they have a similar problem on their hands with guys like Pudzianowski, but if you like novelty acts then it could be harmless fun while it lasts, and at least it keeps some of these guys gainfully employed while also keeping them away from the cards of the major promotions.