The WMMA is an organization hosting its inaugural event at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. They are doing it to raise money for the Wounded Warrior’s Project. In fact, they’re whole motto is that they’re “Fighting for a Better World”. Props to these MMA promoters who have discovered the answers to all ‘Occupy Wall Street’ questions. Instead of complaining about everything that’s wrong with colorful signs (and really annoying drums) in front of buildings of people who don’t care what you have to say, they are encouraging people to set up a cage and have hipsters fight one another for better interest rates in their checking accounts. Banks could sponsor OccupyMMA and have unemployed protesters serve beverages & hand out fliers. They (banks) could ultimately outfit a majority of the protesters with jobs, fixing the entire financial crisis they started! All would be well in lower Manhattan again. Not sure if this is the message the WMMA is trying to send, but I hope it is.
Alongisde a slew of amazing talent, the fight card rounds out with Thomas Denny taking on Karo Parisyan and Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle fighting Brian Heden. In their promo video, all the fighters want you to know what they’re fighting for; but also how good looking Sean McCorkle thinks/knows he is.
The event goes down on March 31 and if you’re anywhere within 100 miles of El Paso, TX – you have no excuse not to buy a ticket. Check out the entire fight card, top to bottom:
Sean McCorkle vs. Brian Heden (Super Heavyweight)
Thomas Denny vs. Karo Parisyan (170lbs)
Lyle Beerbohm vs. Derrick Noble (170lbs)
Drew Fickett vs. Kevin Knabjian (155lbs)
Jamaine Facey vs. Willie Parks (170lbs)
Rodney Wallace vs. Derrick Mehmen (205lbs)
Darrill Schoonover vs. Paul Buentello (265lbs)
Frank Gomez vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (145lbs)
Deutsch Pu’u vs. Esteves Jones (265lbs) 10. Lionel Lanham vs. Brad Peterson (185lbs)