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I don't see why so many people are hating Kimbo. I sit here and read all these excuses, like him not fighting great fighters, and how he's in it for the money. I don't think any of us know what he's cabable of at the moment, he's been training hard, and he's learning alot. Of course he isn't going to start out on the top, he's working himself up with every fight. I beleive that he can be a great fighter if he keeps doing what he's been doing lately. So far all his pro fights have seamed easy for him, so he hasn't had a good match.
As far as him being in it for the money, I dought it. Kimbo said his first paid fight was with a kid he went to school with. He got offered $1500, and $3000 if he won. Turns out, he beat the guy, and that's what got him into doing what he does. He faught a few street fights, and then he got offered a contract. Every MMA fighter is getting paid, so I don't see why everybody insist on bashing Kimbo about it.
The reason he has so many fans is because of his street fights. He made a name for himself before he even got his contract, just by doing what he loves to do, fight. I think he's a pretty good fighter right now, but he can only get better from here. It seams like most people hate him because he dosn't dought himself against any fight. So what, he's got alot of heart in what he does. I'm not asking everybody to love the guy, but it's hard to say you hate somebody when you don't even know the person.
And for those of you talking about Chuck and Kimbo, don't hold your breathe. We all know it aint gonna happen, and if it ever does, then I beleive we'll all see a good show.
That's just my opinion.