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Old 10-05-2008, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the Kimbo hype REALLY dead?.

.....or does it live on? We are all assuming that it would die the minute Kimbo loses. Then I started thinking about another hyped up fighter. You may remember him, Houston Alexander! Had two big KO wins in the UFC over two known fighters and has this crazy following. Next thing we know Silva exposes his ground game and Irvin KO's him in 8 seconds. Even after that there was still a certain amount of hype around him. He still had this cult following!

So what about the hype surrounding Kimbo? Is it really dead or will it take a couple more loses before its finally gone?
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think Kimbo will always have fans. It was proven that he is a mortal, but I am certain he is still capable of putting on an entertaining fight. The thing about mma is once your weakness has been exposed, other smart fighters take notice and employ this knowledge. Kimbo is going to have to work on all aspects of his game now, including striking, if he wants to climb that ladder. I wonder who could be considered the most technical and well-rounded fighter at this time, Slice or Alexander?
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just because he lost, and he loses fans.. then those fans are just bandwagoner's. I still like Kimbo, from his Internet fights to his MMA fights. He is a good fighter, he lost that fight because the other guy got lucky and had nothing to lose.
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just because he lost, and he loses fans.. then those fans are just bandwagoner's. I still like Kimbo, from his Internet fights to his MMA fights. He is a good fighter, he lost that fight because the other guy got lucky and had nothing to lose.
I respect your opinion but did it ever occur to you that maybe Kimbo lost because Seth is simply a better fighter than Kimbo and not because he 'got lucky and had nothing to lose'?

I actually think Seth had a lot to lose if he didn't win, like his dignity. I kid I kid.
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He is a good fighter, he lost that fight because the other guy got lucky and had nothing to lose.
totally agree, i hate those lucky jabs. they always knock me tf out....
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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He is a good fighter, he lost that fight because the other guy got lucky and had nothing to lose.
Literally the funniest thing I have heard/read in months. Thank you.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Its far from over because it was a quik ko,
so many may consider it just a fluke.
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Maybe if he loses again. I think they can and will play this defeat off as just a fluke because he wasn't "prepared" to go against Seth.
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I respect your opinion but did it ever occur to you that maybe Kimbo lost because Seth is simply a better fighter than Kimbo and not because he 'got lucky and had nothing to lose'?

I actually think Seth had a lot to lose if he didn't win, like his dignity. I kid I kid.
I feel where ur coming from bro, but when a person wins within like 30secs of the fight, its either a lucky punch or pure domination and this fight just started and Kimbo chased and got cought, just like Gsp Vs Serra first fight, Gsp got cought and lost that was luck right? I don't see the difference here. I feel Kimbo is a better fighter, and got overconfident, but if u feel Seth is better, its all fair and good. If they do rematch I'm pretty sure the outcome will be different.

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Literally the funniest thing I have heard/read in months. Thank you.
Np, glad I made someone smile. I just can't seem to figure out why some of u guys dislike Kimbo so much. Is it cause he was an Internet fighter and now in the MMA business? He does have a family to support btw, he is doing what he has to, to pay the bills you know.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I feel where ur coming from bro, but when a person wins within like 30secs of the fight, its either a lucky punch or pure domination and this fight just started and Kimbo chased and got cought, just like Gsp Vs Serra first fight, Gsp got cought and lost that was luck right? I don't see the difference here. I feel Kimbo is a better fighter, and got overconfident, but if u feel Seth is better, its all fair and good. If they do rematch I'm pretty sure the outcome will be different.



Np, glad I made someone smile. I just can't seem to figure out why some of u guys dislike Kimbo so much. Is it cause he was an Internet fighter and now in the MMA business? He does have a family to support btw, he is doing what he has to, to pay the bills you know.
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.
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