"I have no idea if I can do it," Canseco is quoted as saying by AP. "It's a tough sport."
At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Canseco carries a intimidating presence. But he'll be the one standing face-to-chest against the 7-foot-2 and 330-plus pound Hong-Man Choi. Despite a 1-2 MMA record, Choi is a dangerous striker due to his sheer size and strength.
Choi is definitely a step up from Canseco's last opponent, actor Danny Bonaduce, whom Canseco boxed in an exhibition bout in January to a majority draw. Canseco last year was knocked out in a boxing bout against former NFL player Vai Sikahema.
Canseco vs. Choi is one of four matches in DREAM's "Super Hulk Tournament" organized to boost television ratings.
Super Hulk Tournament (Open-Weight)
- Jose Canseco vs. Hong-Man Choi
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Hunt
- Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa vs. Bob Sapp
- Jan "The Giant" Nortje vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
- Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto vs. Joe Warren
- Masakazu Imanari vs. Bibiano Fernandes
- Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
- Hideo Tokoro vs. Abel Cullum
DREAM Middleweight Title
- Ronaldo Jacare vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller