Marcus Jones… Reality TV Star?

April 9th, 2009

Former Bucs stiff defensive lineman Marcus Jones is trying to branch out into two new forms of athletics and entertainment.

He’s wants to become a human cockfighting stud and a reality TV star.

Something called MMAMania, which covers human cockfighting, has a story of 10 former NFL players trying out for a reality TV series based on human cockfighting.

More than 250 aspiring mixed martial artists from the heavyweight, light heavyweight and middleweight divisions, including three former NFL football players, piled into the Marriott Seattle Airport Hotel in Seattle, Wa., yesterday in hopes of landing a spot on the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” (TUF).

In attendance, scouting the new talent, was UFC president himself Dana White along with several of Spike TV’s producers from the popular reality series.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer first round draft pick turned pro MMA fighter Marcus Jones was on hand to tryout as a heavyweight. Jones played his college ball at the University of North Carolina where he was a standout All-American defensive lineman. Thus far as a mixed martial artist, Jones has put together a solid record of (4-2), stringing up back-to-back technical knockout wins over Mike Ottman and John Juarez, respectively.

In case anyone forgets, the Bucs passed on such questionable players in the first round of the 1996 draft as Marvin Harrison and Ray Lewis.

Joe doesn’t care for human cockfighting. But Joe would be interested to hear Jones explain how someone thought he was better than a couple of future Hall of Fame players coming out of college.

One Response to “Marcus Jones… Reality TV Star?”

  1. Mr Lucky Says:

    I would like to know who/whom was responsible for this 1st round pick? Sure you like “mean” D-lineman but passing on Ray Lewis for Marcus? But then again what did the Bucs need that year? Was the Buc’s linebacking core solid and what was the Buc’s biggest need?

    It’s fun to play armchair GM and look back and see who was passed over but let’s face it – sometimes NEEDS dictate taking a certain player or a better qualified player.

    Then again sometimes doing these exercises makes you realize that most of the draft picks for the Bucs, with the exception of the Brooks/Sapp class, really stunk. The talent evaluators in the past weren’t really up to snuff were they?