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Canseco strikes out in mixed martial arts debut

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - Jose Canseco came out swinging but didn't last long in his mixed martial arts debut.

The former Oakland A's slugger was defeated by South Korean super heavyweight Hong Man Choi by knockout just 1 minute, 17 seconds into the first round at Yokohama Arena.

The referee stopped the fight when the 7-foot-2, 330-pound Choi knocked Canseco to the mat and started punching his head.

Shortly into the fight, Canseco hurt his right knee and was unable to do much after that.

By his acknowledgment, the baseball outcast needs the money. It's one reason why Canseco has accepted a wide variety of offbeat jobs to make ends meet.

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