Triller is looking to rebound from the Lopez-Kambosos debacle in an...interesting way. The promotion sent out a press release yesterday announcing its inaugural “Triad Combat” event on November 27th, which features a Metallica concert and “is expected to shatter all existing Pay-Per-View records in a unique broadcast which will include special surprises throughout.”
Freefalling UFC veteran turned BKFC fighter Mike Perry, former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir, and our old pal Kubrat Pulev were all named as combatants. Dan Rafael reports that Pulev could headline against Vitor Belfort, who was last seen putting Evander Holyfield out to pasture in September.
As far as what “Triad Combat” actually entails, here’s what Kavanaugh and co. had to say:
TRIAD COMBAT is a revolutionary, new combat team sport which incorporates boxing and MMA rules in an aggressive, fast-paced manner with the fighters competing in a specially designed triangular ring over two-minute rounds featuring professional boxers competing against professional mixed martial arts fighters. The specific motto of leveling the playing field between the two sports utilizing crossover gloves and with holding allowed is meant to offer boxing and MMA fighters an even battleground where neither opponent has a greater advantage.
So basically BKFC, but dumber. Got it.
It’s very funny to me that they’re trying to counter-program Lopez-Kambosos, and considering Showtime’s got a terrific card of its own that evening, I eagerly anticipate another disaster.