HIGH STAKES POKER PLAYERS HAD A BRUTAL AND BLOODY MMA FIGHT WITH OVER $100,000 ON THE LINE
Poker players Olivier Busquet and JC Alvarado agreed to have a MMA fight after Busquet put out a challenge on Twitter. After six months of training, Busquet was coming in as the bigger man, agreeing to a fight weight of 187.5, while Alvarado had to make 165. Nonetheless, according to the terms of the scrap, Alvarado was coming in as the favorite as he put up $150,000 against Busquet’s $120,000. Busquet was a novice with no formal training, while Alvarado had been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a key discipline of MMA, off and on since 2011.