UFC organisers have bagged one of their highest profile matches ever, by securing both Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor for a meeting in the Octagon later this month.
Cyrus and O’Connor had been exchanging vicious blows online after O’Connor penned the young Cyrus an open letter. Not being receptive to the keen words of advice, Cyrus fired back, insulting O’Connors mental health, pope antics on SNL and even swung a dig at Amanda Bynes, however, most Irish people don’t know who she is or why Cyrus was insulting her.
The match will take place in Las Vegas at the end of this month and promoters are hoping that it will help expand the sport into the female market even more.
However, for this particular fight, the infamous octagon will be retrofitted to hold 2 iPads and come with free Wii. Both Sinead and Miley are not expected to fight physically, just exchange blows on various social media platforms for the duration of the evening.
Privacy settings will be adjusted on both of their accounts, so only people who have either bought tickets, or subscribed to the pay per view channels 1around the world will be able to see the event.
Cyrus has also agreed to perform a ping pong show in the ring before hand, to help promote the event, shed her Hannah Montana image and make reference to Asian culture, where most martial arts were born.
Promoters were delighted and slightly surprised that she agreed to do it, as they had initially only said it to her as a sick joke. However Cyrus’s management (her father) thought it would be a great spectacle for her to be involved in.
Speaking a head of the match UFC legend Chuck Liddell gave his opinion on both fighters:
It’s going to be an interesting meet. O’Connor is more of a grafter you know, she’s going to be using long sentences, heavy words and flowing paragraphs to try and work her opponent down, slowly. Cyrus on the other hand is much younger, lighter and quicker. Although she doesn’t have the experience or wisdom or an older fighter, she’ll be using more quick jabs and digs at O’Connor, nothing more than 140 characters, hoping to fend her off and maybe let O’Connor tire herself out.
Irish people around the globe will no doubt be getting behind O’Connor for this event as they have already been showing her huge support online over the last few days.