A few points about Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson
1. This fight elevated Thompson more than Slice, in my opinion.
While the Colussus' striking didn't look so good, he was the stronger and more skilled fighter in the cage during the main event. He was easily ahead on the scorecard, well on his way to a decision.
I wouldn't have been surprised at a stoppage late in the second, since Kimbo was doing nothing to answer those elbows.
Thompson was badly gassed toward the end. With some cardio, he could have won this one easily.
2. Slice has a long way left to go.
A fighter with a little better top control, and some cardio, like I said, would have decimated him.
His striking, apparently his strong suit, was sloppy and lacked power. How many times did he hit James with flush shots? Thompson has dropped from punches like those before.
3. Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith deserved that spot.
I don't know what the EliteXC promoters were afraid of. Everyone and their brother knew this fight had potential to be fireworks, and it was. Lawler and Smith, for and faults, bring the goods when they fight. This was a title match, and deserved to lead the MMA charge into primetime more than any other fight on that card.
4. If Shaw and his boys make Rogers vs. Kimbo, Slice is going to take his first loss. Slice is classy and unique-looking, which is all good, but a guy with some decent striking ability and KO power is going to smash him.
Last edited by vandalian; 06-01-2008 at 12:45 PM.