Originally Posted by ToeZup
I don't see how Dana could trash the Kimbo Shamrock fight when he threw Shamrock up against Tito Ortiz 3 times....
They only reason they made Shamrock/Ortiz 3 is because a bunch of people were moaning that Herb Dean stopped the fight too soon.
Anyways, Dana is right about EXC milking Kimbo for everything he's worth. They are feeding Kimbo nothing but guys with losing records.
1. Bo Cantrell- Before he fought Kimbo he lost 4 fights in a row.
2. Tank Abbott- Before he fought Kimbo he has lost 7 of his last 8 fights.
3. James Thompson- Is a step up the ladder for Kimbo but the only reason EXC made this happen is because James lost 6 of his last 8 fights. Thompson's last fight he was KO'ed by Rogers yet somehow he got to be in the main event while Rogers fought on the prelims!
4. Ken Shamrock- Well his record speaks for itself. Since he cameback to the sport back in 2000 he has lost 8 of his last 11 fights. His wins are against three tomatoe cans: Alexander Otsuka, Kimo, and Sam Adkins. Now you could make the argument that he lost to big name fighters like Tito Ortiz x3, Rich Franklin, Don Frye, and Kazushi Sakuraba. But then there is Robert Berry. Berry is virtually a nobody and he destroyed Ken in the same fashion as the big name fighters. A fight with Ken doesn't do Kimbo any good if he wants to advance.
Now I'm not saying Kimbo should be fighting people like Mark Hunt or Josh Barnett but he should be fighting somebody that is...well...legitament. Sombody whose record isn't riddled with loses. That's what made a fight with Brett Rogers compelling. Rogers isn't the greatest MMA fighter in the world but he is solid. A win over him would have made Kimbo a little more credibile.