Great post man. I agree, Kimbo being the new "face of MMA" is complete bullshit. As another member mentioned, he is setting the sport back a few steps by bringing back the 'brutality' aspect that was extinguished years ago. Anybody interested in MMA who sees Kimbo as the "face of MMA" will likely research Kimbo. We all know what they'll find in his infamous YouTube videos, including the one where he knocks a guy's eyeball out of his socket. I have to say, as much as I love Bas, I am disappointed to see that Kimbo is his new protege. Honestly, I have no problem with Kimbo's personality. He seems pretty laid-back, soft-spoken and respectful for the most part. He has a good sense of humor too from what I've seen. It's just what he represents that bothers me. It's the image he brings to MMA as a sport that makes the unfamiliar viewer question MMA's legitimacy. Little Shaw talked about how EliteXC is going to take MMA so far forward, but they've done the opposite in my opinion.
As far as 'Pro Wrestling'... I am happy to see Brock Lesnar in the UFC for one reason, and that is to see a 'pro wrestling' musclebound steroid-using freak get dominated by a fighter much smaller than him. Maybe the fans he's brought in from WWWhatever will stick around now that they've found a real sport. If they don't, who cares. At least the idea of pro wrestlers making it in MMA will be out of everybody's mind. Some people might not agree with me calling Lesnar a roid freak, but he was using them in college, so imagine him not using in pro wrestling. Surely, he's not dumb enough to use them while fighting for the UFC.
Can you see this guy as the face of MMA? This is the part where Michael Bisping should say, "Go back to wrestling!"
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