Ray Lewis

White Shoots Down Ray Lewis Rumors


From JBM216 on Flickr.

I told you I refused to buy into this Ray Lewis crap…

The rumors started floating around courtesy of MediaTakeout, who reported through “inside sources” on Friday that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was on the verge of signing a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Whether or not it was some kind of joke from the website is yet to be known.

However in an interview this past weekend with MMA on Tap partner site, Rogers Sportsnet, UFC President Dana White dispelled the notion that Lewis may have been entering the sport of mixed martial arts via the UFC.

“Believe me, if Ray Lewis was going to sign in the UFC, I’d be aware of it,” White said during the interview. “No it’s not true. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. It’s a bullshit story.”

You can watch Sportsnet’s ‘Showdown’ Joe Ferraro’s talk with White in the videos section of the site.

Ray Lewis to the UFC?


From JBM216 on Flickr.

I don’t buy this for a minute but I guess it’s worth reporting on just because of the name alone…

MediaTakeout is reporting through “inside sources” that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is on the verge of signing a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

According to a person who works at the UFC, the Baltimore Ravens star linebacker and the league have been negotiating for months and are close to closing the deal. The insider said “Ray Lewis was an All-American wrestler in high school, and he’s just an all around bad ass. He’ll fit in perfectly here.”

The insider claims that the deal wouldn’t interfere with Ray’s NFL career. “We’re not looking to sign him on full-time, just a match or two a year - and he can handpick the opponent ... He has such a big name that it will do wonders for the sport.”

Sounds like a bunch of lies to me. I could never imagine Dana letting Lewis or anyone for that matter, pick and choose their opponent.

Touch of gloves to Five Ounces of Pain for the find.