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Old 12-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have been a fan of the UFC for a long time, and I like Kimbo even though he may not be the best fighter. I like him because of his character, He is not cocky or arrogant. Watching him on the show, he seems like a very nice guy who also had a tough upbringing.

You see fighters who also had tough upbringings and make it into the MMA world and they have this personality that many people turn away from.

I dont really see how this could possibly be a problem for MMA. if you get a personality people want to watch regardless of the outcome, it only grows the sport and maybe some of those Kimbo followers will take a liking to other fighters and will also buy their PPVs as well.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I like Kimbo also, however having someone like Kimbo might be harmful to MMA. Its good if you want MMA as a show but very bad if you want MMA as a sport.

In a sport you get the best who deserves the spot and not someone with a cinederella background.

Strikeforce won this round.

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Sorry to say but casual fans love freakshows like kimbo vs houston. I tuned in to watch edgar.
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Kimbo Draws 5.2 Million Viewers on Spike TV

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=31212

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KIMBO SLICE DRAWS 5.2 MILLION VIEWERS FOR HIS FIRST LIVE FIGHT IN THE UFC ON SPIKE TV
Most Watched “The Ultimate Fighter” Finale In Franchise History And Biggest Audience For A Live UFC Fight In 2009


New York, NY, December 8, 2009 – Spike TV’s telecast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” live finale on Saturday, December 5 was the most watched final episode in the 10 seasons of the TUF franchise, peaking with 5.2 million viewers and a 5.9 rating with Men 18-34 for the Kimbo Slice-Houston Alexander fight. The over 5 million viewers were the most to watch a live UFC fight in 2009.
Overall, the three-hour fight card drew 3.7 million viewers, a 2.4 household rating, a 4.6 in Men 18-34 and was the most-watched show on cable with Men 18-34 and Men 18-49 for the day.
“The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” live finale was the third most-watched UFC fight card ever.
Roy “Big Country” Nelson was named “The Ultimate Fighter” after knocking out Brendan Schaub with a devastating right hand to the head in the first round of their main event bout. Earlier in the night, Slice won a unanimous three-round decision over Alexander for his first victory in the UFC.

Season 10 of Spike TV’s signature franchise, “The Ultimate Fighter,” was the most-watched ever for the series, bucking the common trend of a show’s ratings to erode over time. The series drew an average of 3.4 million viewers as compared to an average of 2 million viewers for the previous nine seasons.
Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com

This right here is why Kimbo is in the UFC, and also a testiment to the fact that Dana will bring average talent not only "the best fighter" its about money.......no matter what happened on that show he was gona be in the UFC.....

He was ion a radio show down here saying at the beginning of the season that if he reveals anything he stands to lose as much as 5 million dollars....

Yeah he improved but the point is Dana is a hypocrite...IMO
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This right here is why Kimbo is in the UFC, and also a testiment to the fact that Dana will bring average talent not only "the best fighter" its about money.......no matter what happened on that show he was gona be in the UFC.....

He was ion a radio show down here saying at the beginning of the season that if he reveals anything he stands to lose as much as 5 million dollars....

Yeah he improved but the point is Dana is a hypocrite...IMO
I totally agree that Dana is a hypocrite, but you know one thing that he definetely is not? An idiot. He would have to be a giant moron to pass up on Kimbo after seeing how many viewers he was able to bring to a third rate promotion like EliteXc. He may look like a jackass from a personality stand point, but from a business stand point picking up Kimbo was one of the best things the UFC has done in awhile. Not saying Kimbo is some incredible talent or anything like that, im just stating the obvious, "he puts asses in seats".
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I totally agree that Dana is a hypocrite, but you know one thing that he definetely is not? An idiot. He would have to be a giant moron to pass up on Kimbo after seeing how many viewers he was able to bring to a third rate promotion like EliteXc. He may look like a jackass from a personality stand point, but from a business stand point picking up Kimbo was one of the best things the UFC has done in awhile. Not saying Kimbo is some incredible talent or anything like that, im just stating the obvious, "he puts asses in seats".
Yeah, we can attack Dana's character all we want but the guy isn't a moron. He can take the small stain on his image and produce millions with it and help to build up the fan-base of the sport in the process. I'm all for Kimbo in the UFC, as long as hes bringing in fans.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I totally agree that Dana is a hypocrite, but you know one thing that he definetely is not? An idiot. He would have to be a giant moron to pass up on Kimbo after seeing how many viewers he was able to bring to a third rate promotion like EliteXc. He may look like a jackass from a personality stand point, but from a business stand point picking up Kimbo was one of the best things the UFC has done in awhile. Not saying Kimbo is some incredible talent or anything like that, im just stating the obvious, "he puts asses in seats".

Yeah... I agree except Dana said he wouldnt fight again in the UFC after fight night 10 and then Lorenzo overruled that.....so its not all Dana being savy!!!

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Yeah, we can attack Dana's character all we want but the guy isn't a moron. He can take the small stain on his image and produce millions with it and help to build up the fan-base of the sport in the process. I'm all for Kimbo in the UFC, as long as hes bringing in fans.
Well like I said he might be a moron cuz he wasnt gonna let Kimbo fight in the UFC anymore...this was before the fight night even happened(i think due to his lack of desire to step up on the show) then as stated above Lorenzo over ruled that decision....



EDIT: I think the night of the event Rogan was quoted as sayiong that Lorenzo said win or lose Kimbo will be back, so he def has a say in whats goin on.....I'm glad Kimbo is staying, plus i bet on hm that night which paid lovely!!!!

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Dana is the face of the UFC and gets all the credit/criticism but Lorenzo is the CEO and the money man so he has a huge say in whats going on. That being said i'm not surprised at all about Kimbo staying in UFC. i'm more surprised that strikeforce didnt pursue him aggresively enough while he was a free agent.

In the near future look for the UFC to make even more bold and controversial decisions as it relates to promoting the sport or events. money talks bullsh!t walks.
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