Former NFL player, Shawne Merriman, will bare-knuckle box Mike Bourke

Former NFL player, Shawne Merriman, will bare-knuckle box Mike Bourke

The new bare-knuckle boxing promotion has signed former NFL linebacker, Shawne Merriman. His opponent has been named and it’s former mixed martial artist, Mike Bourke. Bourke formerly fought in Pride, KOTC, and Gladiator Challenge. Now, he will be coming out of retirement to fight “Lights Out”.

When we say he’s coming out of retirement, we don’t mean an MMA retirement that lasts for six months. Bourke has been out of MMA for eight years. His last fifteen fights, he amassed a record of 3-12.

Merriman is already looking past Bourke and wants a piece of Greg Hardy (Honestly, at this point; Who doesn’t).

For now, Merriman should just focus on Mike Bourke on November, 9.