Former Bellator fighter Dada 5000 has offered up a solution for MLB players who are currently struggling with the lockout.
Since back in December, the MLB has been in a work stoppage lockout since the expiration of the 2016 collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ union. In the months since, the MLB has been in regular contact with the MLBPA as they attempt to come to an arrangement on new terms that suit all parties involved.
Unfortunately, with the first few series of the new season cancelled, it doesn’t appear as if there’s going to be a resolution anytime soon.
Now, in a bit of a left-field move, BYB Extreme Fighting Series promoter Dada 5000 has offered MLB players the chance to stay sharp during this extended off-season.
Invite to #mlblockout players from @therealdada5000: “…while Rob Manfred doesn’t appreciate the talents and commitment of some of the most talented athletes in the world, @bybextreme is happy to welcome them with open arms.” 👊 https://t.co/fV0qtO8Ruh pic.twitter.com/pkaRrVpipd
— Don Povia (@HHReynolds) March 1, 2022
“Born and bred in the backyards of South Florida, BYB is all about creating opportunity and a physical and emotional outlet for athletes of all stripes. And while Rob Manfred doesn’t appreciate the talents and commitment of some of the most talented athletes in the world, BYB is happy to welcome them with open arms.”
“Bare knuckle boxing, like baseball, is all about reaction, agility, and hand-eye coordination. If any ballplayers are looking to keep their skills sharp, or perhaps learn a technique or two for when the next beanball comes their way, we invite them to trade the diamond for the Trigon. I’ll personally take them under my wing.”
The offer extends to members of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins, both of whom are also based near BYB in South Florida.
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