Saturday night presented us a great night of fights, and we aren’t just talking about UFC 106 inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former professional baseball player turned mixed martial artist Jose Canseco showed up at Barney’s Beanery in Burbank, CA on Saturday night. During the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 106, Mr. Canseco was caught attempting to sneak an under-aged attendant into the 21-and-over bar and grill.
When approached by management about the situation, Canseco’s anger grew to the point where security was forced to step-in and restrain Jose and a buddy of his.
“You’re calling me a liar?,” Canseco aggressively screamed at the young female manager, who would probably tip the scales at 5 ft., 100 pounds. At one point, Canseco was leaning into manager’s personal space with a clinched fist as if he was going to strike her. Fortunately, other citizens assisted security and promptly escorted Canseco and his entourage out of the popular hang out.
On their way out, Canseco’s classy companion threatened security saying, “Get your [expletive] hands off me!”
Apparently this was not the first time Jose has had a run-in at this hot spot. A waitress, who declined to provide her name, said, “He’s been in before and he was not very nice… the second he came in, I just heard people buzzing, ‘oh no, he’s here!’”
When approached for a statement regarding the incident, the young manager declined to go into detail but advised, “I’m just doing my job.”
Jose Canseco’s baseball career was tarnished by admitted steroid abuse, while most of his baseball colleagues have turned their backs on him for accusing them of using the muscle enhancing drug in his famous tell all books, Juiced and Vindicated.
Years after baseball, Canseco took his shot at MMA when he fought Korean giant Hong Man Choi. The fight ended in pathetic fashion with Canseco injuring his knee, subsequently tapping in the first round with little effort from Choi.
Thanks to Erik Fontanez