According to a March 13 report from Yahoo! Sports, Mike and Thomas Treadwell are set to become the first natural-born brothers to fight each other inside an MMA cage, as they are slated to slug it out on Mother's Day weekend under the Maximum Fighting Championship banner.
MFC 37, which is set for May in Canada, will feature the Treadwell brothers duking it out in the main event, and there doesn't seem to be any real "beef" between the two MMA amateurs.
In fact, they share a condo in Alberta.
“Dad was angry and thinks we’re idiots. Mom knows but we don’t talk about it with her. Everyone else seems supportive,” Thomas Treadwell said in the Yahoo! report.
The brother vs brother situation seemed bound to happen eventually, as the sport of MMA features plenty of sibling rivalries.
Ken and Frank Shamrock, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Joe and Dan Lauzon, and Jim and Dan Miller have all fought at MMA's highest levels, and Nick Diaz often corners his brother, Nate, in UFC fights.
Most MMA brothers seem to have a true love for one another, but Ken and Frank Shamrock are noted for not having a strong relationship.
At one point, it seemed as though Bellator's Freire brothers would become the first siblings to punch each other in the face inside a cage.
“We fight every day, so if there’s money on it, it would be even better,” Patricio Freire told The Post through a translator.
Patricky Freire added: “The only difference is there will be a television and a cage.”
However, that bout never came to fruition. Now the Treadwell brothers will become the first known biological brothers to square off inside an MMA cage.