Is the Kimbo hype REALLY dead?. - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
The American Psycho
 
Bonnar426's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,307
                     
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?

You forget that this isn't just some brutal sport where everyones out to kill each other. Its much more like a game of physical chess.-looney liam
Bonnar426 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 11:50 PM
Featherweight
 
Redrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,340
                     
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?
Redrum is offline  
post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 12:00 AM
Lightweight
 
ShadyNismo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: HoLLyW00d, FL
Posts: 1,532
                     
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.

Fav. Fighters

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Quinton Jackson
3. Anderson Silva


"If Your Not Cheatin, Your Not Tryin Hard Enough" Tito Ortiz
Forum Bets
54-15
ShadyNismo is offline  
post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 01:43 AM
Flyweight
 
Toro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 310
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadyNismo View Post
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.
Toro is offline  
post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 01:51 AM
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 540
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadyNismo View Post
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....

Top 5 fav. fighters (in order)

1. GSP
2. Franklin
3. Lesnar
4. Forrest
5. Big Nog
AxleZTTic is offline  
post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 01:55 AM
Bantamweight
 
HaVoK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 619
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadyNismo View Post
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.
HaVoK is offline  
post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 02:12 AM
Featherweight
 
mmawrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles by way of Vancouver
Posts: 1,439
                     
Its far from over because it was a quik ko,
so many may consider it just a fluke.

mmawrestler is offline  
post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 02:14 AM
Flyweight
 
geoff0011's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 424
                     
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.
geoff0011 is offline  
post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 03:30 AM
Lightweight
 
ShadyNismo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: HoLLyW00d, FL
Posts: 1,532
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toro View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HaVoK View Post
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.

Fav. Fighters

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Quinton Jackson
3. Anderson Silva


"If Your Not Cheatin, Your Not Tryin Hard Enough" Tito Ortiz
Forum Bets
54-15
ShadyNismo is offline  
post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 04:13 AM
On a Rampage
 
rockybalboa25's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,845
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadyNismo View Post
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.
rockybalboa25 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome