There aren’t many fights where the smack talking is so rawesome that you wish the organization would postpone the entire event JUST to facilitate more pre-fight hype, but Ricardo Mayorga vs. Din Thomas is just such a fight. You might remember Thomas discussing his plans to retire Ricardo Mayorga to a Nicaraguan Fruit stand where he can rock a straw hat, smoke cigarettes, and sell bananas…but you knew it wouldn’t end there.
The ‘Nicaraguan Nightmare’ might come from a pure boxing background, but he has been extensively training for his MMA debut. He also recently earned a blackbelt in verbal creativity by offering Din’s family photography lessons.
“I’ve been a 3 time world champion. The only person who knows Thomas, is his mother. Nobody else knows him…He’s a fighter who doesn’t compare to me. I’m superior to him. I’m going to knock him out in the first five minutes. He should take a picture with his family today, so his family remembers what he looks like before I beat his ass.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here. The fight goes down on May 15th at Shine Fights: “Worlds Collide” alongside Eduardo Pamplona vs. Nick “The Goat” Thompson on May 15 from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC, live on pay-per-view. This may be the sleeper card of the year.