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post #21 of 73 (permalink) Old 12-06-2009, 02:08 PM
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Just curious as to how people are impressed with Kimbo last night; please don't tell me it is because Company Man Joe Blogan said so? I am getting really tired of Joe's innate ability to use rhetoric and inflection in his voice to influence people's thoughts.

The reality is that Kimbo and Houston looked horrible. Houston dropped his left hand with every lame leg kick he threw in which Bimbo could have countered with an overhand right. Kimbo is WAY too muscled to have any kind of fluid hand movement and speed. He does NOT move his head at all. He did a horrible job cutting off the cage and allowing houston to circle excessively without getting off any counters. Kimbo did not know what to do on the ground. Just because he got a good slam (strength) does not make a good ground fighter. He did not set up anything significant on the ground. Kimbo would get murdered by any fighter with decent head movement and handspeed.

Kimbo got knocked down on a weak leg kick...and layed there for 2 seconds before getting up. Both fighters did not close the show when the final 30 seconds were being counted. They stood there and when the bell rang, both fighters gassed out and put bent down to catch their out of shape breath. They were EXHAUSTED like fighters that would...you know...actually have fought intensely for 3 rounds.

The reason Bimbo won; in case anyone doesn't know, is because he is a draw for the UFC. He was one of the worst on the show yet was the main advertisement for the entire season. Of course he got the decision because he is going to bring in the rest of the fans that exist that still think he is some big scary Mr. T looking fighter.

Absolutely horrible fight and Company Man Blogan sure knew how to sell this for Daddy Dana.
I'm just excited to see Kimbo fight the current Coleman's, Bonnars, and Brian Stann's of the world.
Put him on Spike Cards, as the second or third fight of the night, nothing wrong with that.
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Pat Barry would finish him with leg kicks, heck Houston almost did lol
hehe well Kimbo would have a few months to gameplan for the leg kicks. Barry is def gonna stand with him. Fact is, with Kimbos skillset or lack there of, there just arent really any "safe" fights for him in the HW division. It will either be against a techniqually better striker or a ground game guy. I much rather give him the strikers of course.

As for those still hating Kimbo... i dont know what you want from him, he is what he is. He isnt claiming to be making a title run he just wants to learn and loves to bang and alot of ppl seem to enjoy watching him fight. I dont see the harm in having him around for slugfests for a little while, esp when he just beat a guy who was legitimately in the UFC for quite a while and had a couple decent wins under his belt.
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I'm just excited to see Kimbo fight the current Coleman's, Bonnars, and Brian Stann's of the world.
Put him on Spike Cards, as the second or third fight of the night, nothing wrong with that.
Word. I feel you on that and there is nothing wrong with that as long as people look at him like a tank abbott kind of journeyman. He is nothing more than a way past prime tyson trying to fight a big fight: people tuning in to see the potential for a guy with a punchers chance. But elite level guys eat his lunch anyday of the week. Heck throw in fat and old mike tyson....kimbo goes to sleep. I was just annoyed at the hype that Rogan and the UFC are giving this clown. It is more bastadization of the UFC and MMA fighters in general. It is no different than other organizations using big name athletes to bring in audience...it downplays the atheticism of legit MMA fighters. peace.
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He should fight at LHW...give him someone like Drew McFedries...neither one of them wanna take the fight to the ground so it would be a battle.
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he should go to hw, i think that would be the best bet for his style.

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wow there are a lot of Kimbo haters here, why? I think that anyone who has ever worked hard for something in life can appreciate the guy. He trying hard and he is a fighter. Okay, I don't think hes gonna sweep a division either, but he definetely could give some people a really tough time. Because you know he's not gonna quit. And if you say he has no skills, you are very very wrong, even though people know he can punch, that is just the beginning of his hands. That's apparent from his street fights on youtube, when you get in a real fight, no body punches like that, the fact that he was that accurate and precise goes to show a lot.

And look how much his ground game has improved just from the show, Houston Alexander isn't known for his ground game either, but I definetely say on paper Houston should've had the advantage on the ground. And Kimbo turned that around quick.
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Just curious as to how people are impressed with Kimbo last night; please don't tell me it is because Company Man Joe Blogan said so? I am getting really tired of Joe's innate ability to use rhetoric and inflection in his voice to influence people's thoughts.

The reality is that Kimbo and Houston looked horrible. Houston dropped his left hand with every lame leg kick he threw in which Bimbo could have countered with an overhand right. Kimbo is WAY too muscled to have any kind of fluid hand movement and speed. He does NOT move his head at all. He did a horrible job cutting off the cage and allowing houston to circle excessively without getting off any counters. Kimbo did not know what to do on the ground. Just because he got a good slam (strength) does not make a good ground fighter. He did not set up anything significant on the ground. Kimbo would get murdered by any fighter with decent head movement and handspeed.

Kimbo got knocked down on a weak leg kick...and layed there for 2 seconds before getting up. Both fighters did not close the show when the final 30 seconds were being counted. They stood there and when the bell rang, both fighters gassed out and put bent down to catch their out of shape breath. They were EXHAUSTED like fighters that would...you know...actually have fought intensely for 3 rounds.

The reason Bimbo won; in case anyone doesn't know, is because he is a draw for the UFC. He was one of the worst on the show yet was the main advertisement for the entire season. Of course he got the decision because he is going to bring in the rest of the fans that exist that still think he is some big scary Mr. T looking fighter.

Absolutely horrible fight and Company Man Blogan sure knew how to sell this for Daddy Dana.
How about the slam and the way he passed the guard like nothing, Im not singing Kimbo`s praises but at least give him the credit does deserve.




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hehe well Kimbo would have a few months to gameplan for the leg kicks. Barry is def gonna stand with him. Fact is, with Kimbos skillset or lack there of, there just arent really any "safe" fights for him in the HW division. It will either be against a techniqually better striker or a ground game guy. I much rather give him the strikers of course.
Tbh I'd rather give him a sh*t grappler (say Al-Turk) than a very technical striker like Barry.

Against the sh!t grappler he might stuff the TDs and survive on the ground if it goes there. If he gets beat it wouldn't be a big deal since we all know BJJ isnt his forte. But against the good striker, he'd get embarrassed at his own game. lol

Imo the best options style wise would be a one dimensional brawler (Drew McFedries, Houston, Meat Head) or an average-decent striker (McSweeney etc..)
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How about the slam and the way he passed the guard like nothing, Im not singing Kimbo`s praises but at least give him the credit does deserve.
It's just my opinion I guess man. Look, I think the guy is a complete tomato can and is part of the recent trend of bastardizing the sport. I am sick of organizations plugging "Entertainment fighters" over skilled ones. UFC did it with just bringing him on the show and then advertising his face on every commercial for TUF. Sure he got a slam in and passed guard. People will improve when they train MMA all day just as he has. That doesn't mean he has what it takes to make it in the sport. Just cuz a dude has a desire to fight doesnt mean he should be one. He made a name fighting bums on the internet. He was a bully. Last night's fight showed very very little skill; people that are NOT on TV show more skill and I dont like those fighters getting this type of exposure; it is NOT good for the sport...yet good for entertainment. Kimbo and houston were EXHAUSTED by the end of the fight. He is all brawn and hair with very very little skill and he actually SHOULD have more skill by now with the amount of pampering he has gotten with outstanding elite level training. SOrry but a slam and a guard passing dont cut it for me and again...this is only my opinion...but a passionate one.

edit; If someone is going to neg rep me at least put a name to it. It isn't like I did a troll thread or am insulting a poster. I am posting an opinion and merely that...geez!

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