Alex Ovechkin in the ring after MMA fight

December 17, 2012

Say, who’s that dude in the jeans, jewelry and V-neck Mike Tyson T-shirt climbing into the ring after the Andrei Arlovski-Mike Hayes MMA battle in Moscow?

Oh, right. It’s Alex Ovechkin.

“Alex Ovechkin in the ring,” the fight’s announcer observed, matter-of-factly, without offering any more context.

This is the time of year when I should be screencapping Ovechkin wearing a goofy throwback helmet and Sean Taylor jersey at Redskins Park, not a Mike Tyson T-shirt at an MMA fight in Moscow. I blame Gary Bettman.

(Full video here. Ovechkin clip here. Via @SBNLukeThomas and @recordsANDradio.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things DC sports at the DC Sports Bog.
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