Former 76ers forward to make MMA Debut
Another Philadelphia legend is stepping into the realm of professional combat. Yesterday, it was announced that former 76ers forward Royce White will be partaking in his first MMA match against Daiqkwon Barkley at LFA 120. White was one of the more famous members of the process, despite his short tenure.
Sam Hinkie acquired Royce White from the Houston Rockets in July of 2013 for future draft considerations. White’s tenure in Philadelphia was unfortunately short-lived, being cut that season when trimming down the roster. Following that, the wing bounced around other leagues before retiring in 2018.
It was announced a few weeks ago that Eagles legend Frank Gore would be boxing former NBA star Deron Williams during Jake Paul’s undercard.
Ever since the YouTube generation took over boxing, we have seen all different types of former athletes take the ring. The 76ers are in shambles so hopefully White can take us back to the process years and actually get a win off the basketball court and in the boxing ring.
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[…] to the fight. At 30-years old, the 6-8 heavyweight transformed himself into an MMA fighter with his professional debut Friday Night. Royce, “The New Attraction,” White faced off against 25-year old Daiqwon Buckley in […]