Originally Posted by ZZtigerZZ81
Honestly, maybe because he is black. Let's face it the guy came up on the streets and that creates an attitude of me against the world. Something that carries with it a lot of criticism. I can't begin to understand his plight. From what I do know of it though, he has survival instincts that other fighters can not possibly have. He has that raw, untapped, live or die, do what ever it takes to stop the other guy kind of talent and Bas wants to refine that into a professional fighter. I think it is great. I hope that he works on his attitude too. Bas will be the perfect coach for Kimbo. The one thing this sport needs more of is prominent black athletes to move it into the future. Right now there just isn;t enough representation.
Kimbo is not the guy to move MMA or black America into the future. It's more like he is turning back the clock on both. lol.
Rampage constantly says WRESTLING saved him from the street. Wrestling is an actual sport and it took him through college.
I don't think the message to send to the world is : "Street Fighting got me off the streets!"
I think that's not a likely outcome for most people that get into street fights.
More commonly is: "Street fighting got me into prison" or "Street fighting got me shot in the face."
Kimbo sends the wrong message on every level IMO.
To say their are not better black role-models in MMA than Kimbo is shocking to me. Kimbo is a terrible role model for black youth. Any youth, for that matter.