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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 03:24 AM
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My oh my.. Dana seems like a money hungry hypocrite right now.


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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 04:39 AM
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To me Kimbo is not legit at all. He's a bottom of the middle level in the UFC HW division. Dana should sign Sergei Kharitonov or Aleksandr Emelianenko instead. But I'd love to see Brock Lesnar vs Kimbo Slice. That's where Brock can show us some of his WWE tricks such as F5 or something. Besides, it'd be nice to see Kimbo fighting in Affliction against some of the TOP HW fighters such as Barnett or Fedor. It could be a good draw for their promotion.
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It would be a huge draw i'd imagine to any event he was fighting at but wouldn't most be there to see him lose? I know i would.

I reckon i'd have jon jones
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Kimbo on TUF? That would be good for the ratings.
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Put him in for one fight, make him fight brock for the highest rating PPV ever and then can him
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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 06:21 AM
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Putting Kimbo on TUF, a show that's already known for fighters such as Danny Abaddi, Wayne Weems and Blake Bowman, is a win-win move for the UFC. Both the Kimbo fans and Kimbo haters would make sure they didn't miss an episode.

Putting Kimbo on a main event against Lesnar or anyone else might attract good ppv sales for that one event, but will bring into question the UFC:s role as a serious MMA organization.

For Kimbo himself, being on TUF is probably not an option, since he can actually get paid to be elsewhere, and the only thing that can happen on TUF is that he loses even more of the hype that might still be surrounding him.

Maybe Kimbo would agree to get thrown to the wolves at a UFC main event if he gets paid enough for it, but I think he'll also get offers from someone who wants to continue what Elite XC was doing, or from some "pro wrestling" organization, that will keep paying him for a longer amount of time, so it might not be as easy at it seems for the UFC to get him.
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post #17 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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If Kimbo did make TUF, made it far in TUF, I would only hope Dana wouldn't ruin Kimbo the way EXC did. In interviews with Bas, he was stating how he wanted Kimbo to say on prelim fights for a while until he got some experience under him. He stated that he should have never shot straight up to main card status, he's just no where near ready. I personally don't have anything against Kimbo, he has good striking skills, that's obvious, but from his camps perspective, it seems they all think he just wasn't ready for that kind of pressure.
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While I think this would be awesome, I also think kimbo will likely take his money from elitexc and either do freakshow matches in japan or do pro wrestling(most likely choice).

kimbo just doesnt have a competitive spirit
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If the UFC were to bring Kimmy in for a TUF season they would have to tailor make it. First of all they would have to eliminate the 32 fighter cutdown to 16 because Slice would not make it into the house. Then they would have to somehow keep him out of fights until the end to allow him to train and keep the ratings up.

Honestly, I don't want to see or hear any more Kimmy crap but if he earned a way in, without Dana pulling strings, what could I say? Nothing.

I say lets just put him in with Anderson Silva and see who really has a stand up game
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If the UFC were to bring Kimmy in for a TUF season they would have to tailor make it. First of all they would have to eliminate the 32 fighter cutdown to 16 because Slice would not make it into the house. Then they would have to somehow keep him out of fights until the end to allow him to train and keep the ratings up.

Honestly, I don't want to see or hear any more Kimmy crap but if he earned a way in, without Dana pulling strings, what could I say? Nothing.

I say lets just put him in with Anderson Silva and see who really has a stand up game

I think Dana would be more pleased if Kimbo DIDN'T make it into the top 16. Besides, with all the 'fixing' EXC did, I don't think Dana would switch up anything odd with the show to make it seem like he's following EXC patterns just to push ratings out of Kimbo. I don't think he'd be dumb enough to take a risk like that on a mediocre fighter, that he feels has no right to be in the sport in the first place.
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