Thursday, August 30, 2007

ROC 15: You Will Never Find a More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

The September 7th Ring of Combat 15 event at the Tropicana Casino & Resort will mark the opening round of the "Beasts of the Northeast" tournament, and it features an ambitious 16-bout card spanning four weight classes. However, a closer look at the roster reveals that promoter Lou Neglia has done more than just assemble some of the East Coast's toughest fighters. Here's what MMA Journalist has uncovered:
Brian McLaughlin- Competing at lightweight, this Hudson Valley Jiu-Jitsu instructor is the most technical and dangerous grappler in his weight class. He's also a prime suspect in the murders of Care Bears "Tenderheart" and "Funshine".
James Gabert- Nicknamed "the Angry Snowman", Gabert is a well-rounded Team Serra/Longo welterweight capable of winning on the feet or on the ground. His moniker comes from his days as an enforcer for the Domino Sugar cartel.
Mike Massenzio- A middleweight wrestler and ground-and-pound specialist, this Ironhorse MMA representative is a known cattle rustler. Wait, does New Jersey even have cattle?
Jordan Pergola- A heavy-handed brawler who wrestled at Hofstra before honing his striking at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, this middleweight did time at Fulsom Prison. According to the police report, Pergola shot a man in Reno - just to watch him die.
Sean McCann- This Team Endgame light-heavyweight is a sprawl-and-brawler with knockout power in his hands. He's also wanted for tearing off the "DO NOT REMOVE THIS LABEL" tags on mattresses.
With a line-up like this, you can expect the NJSACB to be watching the event closely!