Am I the only one that thinks Kimbo is under-the-gun a little too much? I mean the guy only has 2 pro fights, so what if they ease him into the game.. isn't that what promoters/coaches are supposed to do? No one fights seasoned veterans for opening fights. Just because he had some sort of internet claim-to-fame doesn't mean that he should be treated as though he were already pro.
I think for 3 fights Kimbo's already being given a little tougher competition than he needs to be seeing (I'd have waited to for the Thompson fight for around his 5th fight). In any case, he SHOULD be fighting easier fighters. Then after he has a few wins under his belt, test his mettle by throwing him in with quality heavyweights like Arlovski or CroCop.
I, for one am just anxious to see Kimbo exposed for what he is: an Entertainer.
The guy is saying that he will never tap out. Ever.
That's a joke.
And his competition has not been tough at all, so far. They are hand-picked to lose against Kimbo's style.
Ray Mercer is an easy debut for anyone. He's almost 50 years old and it was his MMA debut.
Bo Cantrell was 10-10, and had crumbled in less than 30 seconds on previous occasions. A very fair match-up for a beginner. Easier than most pro debuts, actually. The guy even came into the fight in awe of Kimbo saying something to the efect of: "I feel like this is a championship bout". Give me a break!
And of course, an over the hill Tank Abbot that has a total of two wins over the past decade. Basically: A fat, old guy with heavy hands that has been getting KTFO a lot lately. This match-up is also a joke.
And now he's going to face Thompson, who EXC is praying will stand with Kimbo and get KO'd like his past 2-3 bouts.
Kimbo's under the gun because he put himself there. Why has Kimbo never said that he's fighting lesser competition?
When he talks about his past achievements it sounds like he thinks they're pretty impressive to me.
Kimbo and Krazy Horse Bennet should be deported from professional MMA.