Donald Brashear played 1,025 games in the NHL. He was one of the most feared enforcers during his days with the Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New York Rangers, racking up 2,634 penalty minutes while scoring only 205 points.
In January of 2010 Brashear was named the NHL enforcer of the decade by The Hockey News.
It was recently announced that Brashear had signed a deal to fight for Ringside MMA. The Canadian press, spoke to the MMA promotion about the signing.
"Despite Brashear's lack of experience in MMA, he's a very athletic guy, he's in good shape, he's gutsy, he's learning pretty fast and showed an early interest and motivation,” a Ringside spokeswoman said. “Plus, he's no stranger to fighting."
In addition to his NHL fighting, Brashear did some boxing during the 2004-05 NHL lockout, participating in three boxing matches, posting a record of 2-1.
During that time, Brashear briefly worked with Marvis and Joe Frazier in their Philadelphia gym.
In order to fight for Ringside, Brashear must first pass a physical and be licensed to fight in Quebec.
If he is able to do so, Ringside plans on having him fight on their Ringside 11 card, which will take place on June 4 in Quebec City.
Ringside 11 will be headlined by a bout between two former UFC fighters, Todd Brown and Patrick Cote.