Former major leaguers Lenny Dykstra and Jose Canseco were expected to fight on Saturday night in a pay-per-view "Celebrity Fight Night" event. But Dykstra didn't show up to trade blows with Canseco. He, instead, has traded verbal blows with the event's promoters.
Dykstra claims Damon Feldman, a celebrity boxing promoter who once pled to charges of promoting without a license and fight-fixing, and Alki David promoted a fight between Dykstra and Canseco without Dykstra's consent.
"I never agreed to anything," Dykstra said in an e-mail to the Philadelphia Daily News. "Damon Feldman and Alki David continued to use my name to sell tickets and promote their event up until the last minute. They showed up at my door unexpected, I didn't even know who they were."
Feldman painted a different picture, initially saying he and David paid Dykstra $5,000 for the fight, then later retracting the comment.
Dykstra claims Dan Herman booked the fight and made up quotes in the media suggesting Dykstra hates Canseco. The ex-Phillie said he does not know Canseco and has nothing against him.
Dykstra was also adamant that Herman was not his business manager.
"If he's my business manager, I'm a [expletive] ballerina," Dykstra said.
"That's why he's a convicted felon, because he never tells the truth," Herman said in response to Dykstra's allegations.