Donald Brashear to try MMA

Updated: April 24, 2011, 2:11 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- No stranger to fighting, former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear is looking to mixed martial arts.

A spokeswoman for promoter Ringside MMA says Brashear has a deal to try cage-fighting.

The 39-year-old Brashear still has to pass a medical exam and get a license to fight from Quebec authorities. The plan is for Brashear to fight on the Ringside 11 card June 4 at the Quebec Coliseum.

Brashear is playing in the semipro Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey. He played in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New York Rangers.

The 6-foot-3, 237-pound Brashear collected 2,634 penalty minutes in 1,025 NHL games from 1993-2010. He had 85 goals and 120 assists.


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