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post #61 of 73 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 12:56 AM
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If UFC wants to keep making cha-ching off Kimbo, they need to find him another Houston Alexander.

James Irvin would fit the bill. But I guess he'll be busy with Bonnar.
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post #62 of 73 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 01:48 AM
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While I do agree that Kimbo looked better than he has...his performance was still pretty dismal. Don't get me wrong, the slams totally caught me off guard. Even more of what caught me off guard was Alexnder's performance though, and I don't think I have to say anything beyond that cause I know I am not alone. The biggest most glaring aspect of Kimbo's game is his cardio. After watching him fight Houston, it really made me wonder if Kimbo's strongest days were fighting in back yards. At least then he had explosive power and anger issues. Now he just bends over backward to kiss everyone's asses...including the fans.
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post #63 of 73 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 01:58 AM
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i say we need to make bj penn vs kimbo at a catchweight of whatever they can weigh in as.

bj penn by flying fist KO
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Give him James McSweeney or Matt Mitrione, if the UFC decides to give them short term contracts (which is only fair after their performances on Saturday night). It would work because these guys are still at the point where it wouldn't surprise me if Kimbo KO'd them.
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They could also bring in Seth Petruzelli. It would make for a good story to sell on a ppv undercard or even a UFN main event.
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I would love to see Kimbo vs Brett Rogers
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post #66 of 73 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 07:31 AM
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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.
daveh98, I do see your point, but feel you're jumping the gun a bit. The UFC put Kimbo on a free card. Big deal. You say you are "sick" of the pimping of less than decent fighters but I dont really see the evidence of this. You make it sound like it's become common practise. It's not. Not by a long way yet. If it ever does start to happen regularly, then I'm completely with you brother.

I say put Kimbo in with Kongo if he loses against Mir. Lets cut to the chase and see whether this cat can really bang. If he loses, then the whole Kimbo marketing machine collapses once and for all. Win! If he wins, then we'll all be in complete shock. Win!
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I wouldn't mind seeing kimbo with a guy like bonner. Bonner is a company guy and you know he will not run around in a circle in hope of getting a decision. Also a win by Bonner or Kimbo would help set the winner up as "relevant" again in the company.

For all those hating on kimbo, what the hell did you expect. Was Kimbo impressive in this fight? NO. But did he meet or exceed my expectations: YES!
It was a sloppy fight and tbh, pretty boring most of the way. But I really can't fault Kimbo when Houston thought he was the next machida. If Houston alexander can get 6 fights in the UFC, then I don't think we should hate on Kimbo.
The man is humble and just wants to bang. How is that different from a guy like Chris Lytle. I know Lytle is a black belt bjj but he hasn't even tried to take it to the ground forever.

I think UFC need fighters like Kimbo to test the up and comers, fill out the roster and of course give entertainment value to fight cards in search for a spark.
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I say put Kimbo in with Kongo if he loses against Mir. Lets cut to the chase and see whether this cat can really bang. If he loses, then the whole Kimbo marketing machine collapses once and for all. Win! If he wins, then we'll all be in complete shock. Win!

I agree 100% Kongo would be a real tough test for Kimbo instead of handpicking and feeding him nobodies like they probably will do.
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I agree 100% Kongo would be a real tough test for Kimbo instead of handpicking and feeding him nobodies like they probably will do.
I think we and the UFC know that Kongo would knock his head onto joe rogan's lap in a minute.
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I think we and the UFC know that Kongo would knock his head onto joe rogan's lap in a minute.
lol yes but I would rather see this and put the hype to rest

If he can't at least hang with the 'top' strikers then he is wasting his time trying to learn a ground game.
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