Ricardo Mayorga's MMA career remains hilarious, will fight former 'backyard star' Level on July 27 (video)

Ricardo Mayorga, a former boxing world champion, has "transitioned" to MMA and his second fight will be against a former backyard fighter named Level later this month.

Ricardo Mayorga's foray into MMA has been as ridiculous in practice as it was on paper. From his initial attempt to fight UFC veteran Din Thomas, a fight that collapsed under the weight of promotional issues and supposedly involvement from Don King, to his actual "debut" in May where Mayorga showed up at 175.9 pounds for a 155 pound bout. Mayorga won that fight with a blatantly illegal knee to the spine.

The Nicaraguan commission -- there's a Nicaraguan commission? -- overturned the result and "suspended" Mayorga for three months.

It appears that three months in Nicaragua means "almost three months" as Mayorga is set to return to MMA on July 27 in Omega MMA.

Since it's the only thing that makes any real sense, Mayorga will not only be fighting, but will be fighting a Kimbo Slice-lite in Rene "Level" Martinez, a former "backyard fighter."

It's just ridiculous enough to be the only thing that makes sense.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker