Johnnie Morton Will Try His Hand at Mixed Martial Arts
12 seasons in the NFL on three different teams which resulted in 43 touchdowns and nearly 9,000 career receiving yards. A 1st round pick out of college and 1993 All-American honors. 138 yards receiving and a TD in the playoffs.
And where do all those accomplishments get former USC great and Detroit Lions WR Johnnie Morton? Into mixed martial arts. That’s right. In an email from a P.R. group I received, it stated this:
FEG (Fighting Entertainment Group), ProElite and Showtime will announce Softbank presents DYNAMITE!! USA in association with ProElite, a major pay-per-view event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with some of the world’s best mixed martial arts fighters, including 7-foot-2 South Korean Hong Man Choi, mixed martial arts legend Royce Gracie, former pro wrestler Brock Lesnar and former USC Trojan and Detroit Lion football star Johnnie Morton. Reporters will have the opportunity to speak with fighters, as well as representatives from FEG, promotional partner ProElite and Showtime.
7’2″ Hong Man Choi against 6’0″ Johnnie Morton. Yeah, I’d pay to see that.
And to think, Matt Millen called Morton a “faggot.”
Maybe Morton’s got an axe to grind.
(or he’s really desperate for dough)
Well, at least the bright side is that unlike most other former athletes, he’s keeping himself in shape.