Monday, January 25, 2010

Upcoming UCL to Feature Ex-Con vs. Funaro Brother

Usually, when you go to an underground show you never know who’s going to fight.  Not so with the upcoming installment of the Underground Combat League, which will feature ex-convict nicknamed “Wargod” against veteran MMA fighter Joe Funaro in what will be the culmination of one heck of an Internet tempest in a digital teacup.  For those out of the loop, Wargod was at the center of an online witch hunt, which spilled over into reality when Wargod confronted one of his non-anonymous accusers (James Funaro, twin brother to Joe) at his gym.  Now it’s Joe’s turn to throw down.  Is this a bad-blood kind of match-up?  By all accounts, no, there’s no bad blood there at all.  But based on the amount of attention and press it’s garnered, this is most certainly a bout people want to see.  Who will win?  Based on MMA experience alone, Joe has the edge, and being younger, and possessing of a wide range of fight skills, doesn’t hurt his cause.  Wargod – a self-described “big puncher” – has a chance, but the odds aren’t in his favor.  Of course, only time will tell.

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