No his boxing record does not count in MMA. Hence "BOXING Record".
he isnt doing very as of late, but he is(or was) a Pro Boxer and the best pound for pound in his day, so his striking would be miles above Kimbos level.
And since kimbos strong point is his striking, it doesn't seem like a very good match up for him. But if it goes to the floor theres no doubt Kimbo will win.
His record speaks for his performance.
His record counts. But I believe that we are looking at different aspects of the issue.
The reason that I believe his record is a factor is because it is a sign of his decaying presence and skillset.
I beleive his record is a factor because his striking is his only attribute and he is no longer to be reconed with in that catagory.
More so, it's looking and sounding like he's stopped training as a fighter. It is hard to come back into top fighting shape to contend when you're over the 40 mark and have not been dedicated.
Besides when he was in shape, he did not fare very well in his last few outings. His record says so.
I hear you on the curiosity aspect of this fight.
I for one just want to see Kimbo thrown into the mix and fighting contenders since he is apparently one.