You can’t be a true fan of combat sports without some sort of affection towards Rocky Balboa. That’s as bad as not knowing who Genki Sudo is in the context of your day-to-day life. Rocky did for boxing what Justin Bieber will never do for pop-stars. He gave the world a hero with a manly haircut that everyone could cheer for. Unfortunately, since Rocky’s glory days, the sport has turned on a downward slope and the only time boxing makes front page news is when Ricky Hatton sniffs a line of cocaine or Floyd Mayweather beats up on his baby’s mother.
Ever since James Toney proved that over twenty years of boxing experience is absolutely worthless in MMA if you can’t stuff a takedown, Sylvester Stallone has been entertaining the thought of re-inventing Rocky into a modern day MMA fighter as he thinks out loud on his Twitter page. Todd Duffee would make a great modern-day Drago.