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Phrost
11/21/2005 5:59pm,
From MMA Weekly:

Celebrity boxing did monster rating numbers a few years ago. It now appears a proposed Joe Rogan vs Wesley Snipes fight could do the same.

There was buzz of this rumor on several forums today and MMAWeekly.com has had this confirmed in the past hour. MMAWeekly Radio Host Frank Trigg talked briefly with Joe Rogan this afternoon to see if there was any truth to the rumor.

"It's 100% true..." Rogan told Trigg via the telephone. "I want the fight and now it's up to Wesley Snipes to accept." Snipes is a black belt in tae kwon doe and has trained in martial arts for years studying Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira.

Rogan was a four-time state Tae kwon do champion before pursuing a career in show business. Rogan earned a black belt at 15 after just two years of training. At 19 he won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship, and later as a lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.Rogan also trains regularly with submission specialist Eddie Bravo.

Rogan said on the Underground Forum earlier in the day quote "As for Snipes motivation to fight, he wants to rejuvenate his action movie career..." Other motivation for Snipes is the fact that he owes millions of dollars in back taxes. Snipes hasn't had any new movie offers and needs to pay back taxes and hopes this kind of fight could re-launch his career.

If you ask how they can afford to pay celebrities to fight, one of the possibilities that is out there is to give the Celebes a small percentage of the deal from the actual pay per view. Rogan would not comment how much money was offered to him for the potential fight.

The UFC had no comment about the story as they are preparing for this weekend's pay per view for UFC 56. At this stage only one party has agreed to the fight, but Snipes was very interested in the fight, as he is a huge fan of the UFC. In order for this fight to happen, Snipes has to agree to the deal as Rogan has already accepted the proposed fight. The other part of the equation is whether they both can pass the Nevada State Athletic Commission's official physical. If they can do both of these things, then this fight could happen sometime in 2006.

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Poop Loops
11/21/2005 6:17pm,
I'd much rather see Stallone vs Snipes 2. Stallone cheated the first time with that stupid freezing stick thing.

blargle
11/21/2005 7:17pm,
I agree Poop Loops. That was a cheap move on Stallone's part. As for Rogan and Snipes...it will be very interesting to see who wins. I'm rooting for Snipes.

OZZ
11/21/2005 7:49pm,
I hope Snipes gets his ass kicked. He is a woman-beater and an egotisitcal asshole.

Torakaka
11/21/2005 8:06pm,
I don't know much about snipes other than his movies, but I do know it'd be a shock to most of the world to know big scary 5th degree black belt, Blade, got beat up by some doofusy Fear Factor host.

blargle
11/21/2005 8:22pm,
Ozz. You have a good point. I think I'm going to root for Rogan instead. Not just because Snipes is a woman beater and asshole, but also because the last two blade movies sucked.

Southpaw
11/21/2005 8:24pm,
Rogan will choke him out quickly.

lawdog
11/21/2005 8:30pm,
Are we talking boxing, kick boxing or MMA?

I highly doubt Snipes would agree to anything that included grappling.

OZZ
11/21/2005 8:34pm,
Somebody told me that Snipes was a short guy, like 5'8 or something. Does anyone know if this is true? I went to his website, but there's no info regarding his physical characteristics..none that I could find anyways.

lawdog
11/21/2005 8:42pm,
Somebody told me that Snipes was a short guy, like 5'8 or something. Does anyone know if this is true? I went to his website, but there's no info regarding his physical characteristics..none that I could find anyways.
Some sites say 5' 10", others say 5' 11".

His whole acting career hinges on his perception as a kick ass martial artist. I think it's highly unlikely he's going to risk losing to Rogan. I doubt he'd take any fight, I can almost guarantee he won't take a MMA fight.

PizDoff
11/22/2005 1:22am,
Maybe a worm eating challenge?

Cakemaster
11/22/2005 11:28am,
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. At dawn.

Yrkoon9
11/22/2005 2:33pm,
Rogan dressed up as a vampire vs I am guessing Snipes would win. But in any other situation I would say Rogan. Unless this was during a plane hijacking because, as all of you who play roulette know, always bet on black!

lawdog
11/22/2005 2:38pm,
Rogan dressed up as a vampire vs I am guessing Snipes would win. But in any other situation I would say Rogan. Unless this was during a plane hijacking because, as all of you who play roulette know, always bet on black!
Awesome!

I'd say that's a very insightful and accurate analysis which pays proper respect to relevant historical events. :chewy:

Phrost
11/22/2005 2:45pm,
And in other Joe Rogan news, I just added a video of him choking out a radio DJ to the Gallery.

konosan
11/22/2005 2:54pm,
my money is on Snipes, he grew up in the south bronx during the late sixties.