Tuesday, July 8, 2008 | 8:05 p.m.
Former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez lost in a split decision Tuesday night as boxing returned to the Las Vegas Hilton.
Rodriguez looks huge. But not in a good way like Kaspars Kambala. Ricco tipped the scales at 270 pounds.
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Let’s put it this way, Ricco doesn’t look very suave.
He had Xtreme Couture boxing coach Ron Frazier in his corner and wore a pair of trunks with a Throwdown logo in an odd homage to MMA.
Mike Tyson made fun of the fight.
“Are you going to throw some punches or what?” he asked in round one.
Ricco’s opponent, a guy named Chad Davis from Phoenix, taunted the former UFC champ at the end of the first with a little hip gyration maneuver.
“Come on,” Tyson implored. “Try to hurt each other.”
Nobody got hurt. Well, at least not physically.