I can see this becoming a recurring feature. In MMA, we see a lot of arguments involving people stating completely opposite realities, to the extent that a misunderstanding simply isn’t possible. Consequently, somebody is l-y-i-n-g.
Jose Canseco tweeted today that he would be meeting with Cesar Gracie, Nick Diaz and representatives from Strikeforce. Subsequent photos showed Canseco training with the Diaz brothers, validating that part of the story. But did he indeed meet with Strikeforce reps, presumably to discuss a fight with Herschel ‘Arm Pit Strikes’ Walker?
Just to clear up any confusion I reached out to Strikeforce where Mike Afromowitz provided the following, very to the point statement to me:
‘We are not meeting with Jose and he will not be fighting Herschel Walker.’
Not much more speculating one can do on the “will they/won’t they” aspect of Walker/Canseco in Strikeforce. It’s not happening, and Jose did not meet with any Strikeforce reps.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and Canseco gathered today in a San Jose, Calif.-area restaurant along with esteemed trainer Cesar Gracie to discuss the possibility of the former baseball star fighting for Strikeforce, according to Gracie, who spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Friday before the group met.
After of pictures surfaced Thursday of Canseco palling around with Gracie and Diaz brothers Nick and Nate, Gracie confirmed he had worked with the former baseball star and was impressed.
“Jose says baseball’s better than football, Gracie jiu-jitsu is better than AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) and he’s better than Herschel (Walker),” Gracie said. “Three strikes and you’re out.
We have, I suppose, three possibilities: one, Gracie is lying, two, Afromowitz is lying, three, Coker is stone cold lying to everyone including Afromowitz. Either way, there is no possibility of crossed messages here: Coker and Canseco either were or weren’t in the same restaurant today.
What do you think?