Riddick Bowe to Make MMA Debut

By Matt Goldstein and Jim Barlieb

09/11/2007

Riddick Bowe to Make MMA Debut

After Boxing Comeback Fails, Bowe Tries Hand at Mixed Martial Arts

According to Sherdog, Riddick Bowe wants to be the first person to hold a boxing title and an MMA title at the same time.  That should already be considered a complete wash since Riddick Bowe has absolutely no shot at winning any piece of the heavyweight title.  In fact, it might even be criminal for a State Athletic Commission to approve Riddick Bowe actually boxing.  Given the well documented brain damage already suffered in the ring and his last fight in which he took a severe beating en route to a split decision win against a club fighter, Riddick Bowe is done in boxing.  Riddick Bowe now wants to try his hand at MMA.  Bowe stated, “I've been running, doing things as I was doing them in boxing.  I guess now all I have to do is get down with the ground work.  I'm going to be a little anxious and what have you, but I think as time progresses, I should pick it up like I pick everything else up."  Bowe has a tentative date scheduled for December 12th.  Who knows, maybe the street fighting internet legend turned MMA fighter Kimbo Slice needs another former heavyweight champion to beat up on.  Source: Sherdog