I think the reason people don't like Kimbo is because he's not a talented fighter. He has no ground skills, and he doesn't have good boxing skills. He proved against Thompson that he really doesn't have that much power either. I guess the reason most real mma fans dislike Kimbo is because of his being promoted as a real mixed martial artist. Honestly I can't think of a heavyweight or LHW that has a descent record that he could beat. I don't think Elite XC will make a rematch, because the result won't change. So who will he fight besides a bunch of bums? He might as well go back to youtube.
K, you say his boxing skill isn't good, I have to disagree I think his boxing is fine and he is training wit Bas. Hes ground game sucks, true I agree with that comment 100% but lets look at Brock Lesnar his good at wrestling but no submissions whatsoever( Vs Herring ) but people seem not to care about that? So most mma fans dislike Kimbo because EliteXC is promoting him like crazy because he draws in the people? Then the fans should hate the company and not the fighter, because at the end of the day its the company that does the promoting, and not the fighter.
Which is all very respectable, doing what he does. It's not that I dislike Kimbo because I don't it's just that he's not as good as so many people make him out to be, and that Elite have not exactly been putting him up against straight up fighters. I think every one just wanted to see what would happen when he was put up against someone with skills. Now, luck? No the fight wasn't lucky Seth was full of confidence before the fight and went out there and did what he did and I honestly think right now that if there was a rematch Kimbo would loose again.
From what I just read in ur statement, EliteXC hasn't put anyone decent against Kimbo, and people think his good. Then shouldn't the people hate on EliteXC for choosing the opponents and not Kimbo, he is just a fighter. As Kimbo said he will fighter ANYONE at ANYTIME, so I don't think he should be the person to be blamed. Now the luck issue, bro this seth guy was a no namer atleast my opinion, when I heard the silverback I was like who the f--- is that. He had nothing to lose because the UFC already dismissed him. When he had the chance to fight Kimbo and is able to give Kimbo his first loss ever, he looked at it like a given 1 out of a lifetime chance, knew if he won he will be famous. the last comment you said if they fight again Kimbo will lose.. So does that mean if Kimbo won this fight against Seth then u would've been respecting him by now and not saying he will lose again?
Kimbo isn't that bad but he is hated by most knowledge MMA fans because a lot of people think Kimbo is easily the best fighter ever known to mankind.
Shouldn't the Real MMA fans hate the people that thinks that and not Kimbo the fighter because he has no control what the fan thinks?
I have 2 reasons for disliking Kimbo;
1. The amount of hype that Elite has put on this guy as being an MMA phenomenon, making him out to be one of the worlds greatest fighters is, to any knowledgable MMA fan, a total farce.
2. Having a thug who is proud to have streetfights broadcast on the internet is not good for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. This is the kind of behaviour we try so hard to distance from MMA, and yet here he is, claiming to be a Mixed Martial Artist because he's smashed a few heads on the streets.
He doesnt possess the skillsets to call himself a Mixed Martial Artist.
1. Like I been stating, then hate the company promoting him, Kimbo has no control how the company wants to promote him, the company wants money, and if saying he is the best fighter will draw fans to watch then so be it. That is no reason to hate Kimbo for it.
2. He did the street fighting for money, we don't know what he went through, he prolly needed the money. Before we judge we must understand the situation, if he fought for free in those fights then so be it ur right is just a no good street fighter. He has cleaned up his act from the street and been training wit Bas to become a good MMA fighter, because he loves this sport.
So being 1 dimenional he shouldn't be a Mixed Martial Artist? Not hating on Matt Hughes but he is only good on the ground, so ur comment applies to Hughes as well? and Sherk who is also only good on the ground and he can't even submit his opponent and again just using examples due to ur comment.
No disrespect to Kimbo as a person, but if he's a "good fighter" then Houston Alexander could last 1.5 rounds with Fedor.
I'm sorry, he may be a nice guy and tries real hard, but regardless of taking a fight last minute or not, if he's been training as hard as he claims for the past few months, he would not have been that sloppy, if he did train that hard and this happens, he should think long and hard about his career choice and you can't compare GSP vs. Serra, GSP got caught by an actual punch, not an off balance jab and GSP is actually good. If not for public perception, Seth would've been heavily favoured for this fight.
It kills me to hear people say he's a good fighter, he's no more than a houston alexander with crappier striking. I remember Dana saying B.J. Penn would beat Kimbo, B.J. would absoloutely maul him... B.J. Penn??? Man, Andy Wang would K.O him by the second round.
Andy wang... that must be a joke, but anways lets get to the point, so u use Houston as an example, that is fine except Houston actually fighting big names like Wand... and Houston lost like 3 times in a row? still hasn't learned his lesson? Idiot he is. Kimbo just lost his first MMA fight, so he just learning from this mistake and to me atleast Seth is a no namer, so Kimbo didn't think much of him and thought he was gonna be scared during the fight. Kimbo was wrong and took Seth lightly, and Seth just took him out within 14seconds now if the fight went into the 2nd round and Seth TKO'd Kimbo then I will say Seth won it and it wasn't by luck.
This is all my opinion and how I look on this issue.