Originally Posted by Chipper
I dont understand why Kimbo gets so much hate? Hes a naturally gifted fighter. Bas Rutten is training him and hes working his way up by fighting crappy opposition first and he'll slowly escalate.
He seems like quite a cool dude aswell. Do people hate the hype Kimbo gets more than the actual person?
Well we could start with stupid threads like this about who could beat him like he is some monster like and Anderson Silva or Fedor. Everyone hates Kimbo because he gets hyped like he is the #1 HW in the world despite the fact he has never accomplihed anything in the sport and you can say he is excalating but at his rate he'll be to old to fight before he faces a legitimate opponant, Lesnar is a guy who got hyped like crazy and is legitimatly escalating so at least he has somewhat proven he deserves some of his hype. An other reason people dislike Kimbo is that he gives MMA a bad name because he is what MMA haters think is wrong with the sport, he is a backyard street fighting thug, Lastly its beccause he does stupid ass shit like talking shit to Chuck Lidell, saying he is gonna go to his gym and kick his ass, give me a break Lidell is arguably the most dominant LHW in history and even if you dont put him at the top he's damn close, Kimbo wants to talk tough calling out top names and then goes and fights chumps, Lidell can call out who ever he wants you know damn well anyone Chuck has ever called out he would actually fight given the opportunity.