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  1. I have to agree with the consensus here. This is just plain stupid. Who wants to see Daley coach?? No offense to the guy. I'm not saying he's horrible or anything.. but he's not contender status in my opinion; not even if he beats Koscheck. I don't even think you should get a title shot until you've beaten 5 (bare minimum 4) in a row within the division. This is only Daley's 3rd fight in the UFC. Even Daley said he might turn down an offer if he beats Koscheck. Everyone knows he would just wrestle Daley to the ground and submit him (even Daley). They need to beef up all divisions and start putting on one free & one pay per view event a month. There are plenty of untapped resources out there. I'm tired of people getting shots, just to put on an event & jack our money. Like the Silva/Maia fight. I'm like the only one not mad at Silva. Silva was impressive, and was toying with Maia, because it was a joke to him. Maia didn't earn his shot. Just two fights earlier he was knocked out in 20 seconds... I mean COMMON!! not to mention, we already knew that BJJ guys do horrible against Silva (so, so boring). Joe Silva should have been let go for that match up. But the UFC insisted on a title fight (regardless of the fact that no contender was ready at that time). And you shouldn't be a coach for the show unless you considered one of the Veterans of the sport. Daley doesn't know half of what he will know in a few more years of hard training.. I suppose you always learn, but he's to one dimensional right now to go coach other fighters. What's he going to teach? "Now guys... Hit hard and hope to land it"???
  2. ALL THINGS KIMBO IS A BS THREAD!!! Why was my thread pushed under "All things Kimbo".. I had a specific point on the fight... if there is a fight thread (regarding last nights fight)...then move it there it has to be moved... but even then... mine is specific to my views... Why don't we make a All things GSP, All things BJ Penn, & All things Brock... in that case... and put any thread that has anything to do with their names under that??? Answer: cause that would be ridiculous... if there are two threads that say F!@#$(* Kimbo... than merge those under a Kimbo hater thread... (same for Nelson)... same for any topic... you can't just put everything under "all things Kimbo". I don't care about all things Kimbo... People have specifics on Kimbo (or any fighter) that they want to discuss, blog, gripe about specifically without going through 10 pages to look for their post.... nobody is going to go under all things kimbo... and look at every page looking for different types of specific thoughts, blogs, post to respond to... what planet does this make sense on??
  3. I'm speaking about Dana's comments before the fight.. not during the show... he said this was a very interesting fight... a must see... and that Kimbo impressed him... he also had Rashad & Rampage say the same... nothing.... i mean NOTHING was interesting about this fight... other than what creatures i made from the lent out of my pockets from pure boredom of this lack luster.... Let's not forget... he only bashed Nelson... which is nothing short of a ploy to keep Kimbo's name good for future endevears. I'm not hating on Kimbo... see my first response to my thread... i'm just saying that both showed lack of skill in their performance... I've never....never seen anyone fall into a crucifix twice in one fight? Kimbo fell for the exact same thing... he really should have lost when his arms went limp in the first round... Kimbo's inability to prevent take downs... and his inability to perform well on the ground... and most importantly.... inability to show proper stand up techniqe played just as much tribute to his loss (if not much more)... he new Nelson was going to shoot for the take down... he should have been prepared to stick and move... sprawl, and pivot.... 2 tons of belly or not... Nelson would not have pulled that ish on me... Dana knows this... he should have been real in his comments and bust both of their b@lls for the crap performance they displayed... He busted only Nelson because of his hopes for future ratings on Kimbo. He also talked ish on Nelson for dodging Kimbo's shots... what the hell was he supposed to do?? It's funny how he talks up people like Machida for doing the exact same thing.... but when it doesn't benefit him... he shoots it down like the devil... (not to back up Nelson... he was pathetic).. by the by... it's crap that this was moved under this thread... you can't sum ALL things about Kimbo under one house... in that case why isn't there one thread for each fighter... my point was specific
  4. Now before I everyone gets started on the thread... I like Kimbo.. seems like a cool guy... and we all know his striking skills are good.... I like even more that all the fighters are consensually stating the same thing... that he trained his @$$ off... that he showed up to learn.... but lets face it.. does he really have the skill to play with the big boys? Everyone's seen his fights on youtube... he's a big dude, who hits fast & hard... but I'm starting to find that his persona is what makes him a marketing favorite... not his skill set... Is he a great street fighter? Yes... Can he strike better than a lot of average joe's? yes.... but lets not forget that he has plenty of losses on youtube as well... were he lost due to striking from the opposing opponent... who was also, nothing more than a street fighter... Put him in MMA, and he loses to Petruzelli; a guy in a lower weight class that took the fight within a two hour notice. He also loses against Big Country.. which is a guy who showed little more skill than the ability to throw his 2 ton belly on people.... yes...yes... I know Nelson was an IFL champ... but it's obvious how he became one... his striking looked week... his ground game looked just as week... he uses his weight to hold people down.. and then pounds a victory... and I say pound with very little enthusiasm... everyone saw his baby taps on Kimbo's head.. That being said. Kimbo loss because of his lack of experience... his inability to prevent take downs... and his less than, fish out of water performance on the ground.... he only made two or three real attempts to get Nelson off of him, and you could easily see he was gassed by his breathing patterns under Nelson... I admit, once again.... Nelson is a cow of a man... but he would not put a crucifix on me twice... no.. not even close... I would run circles around his slow @$$, break his knee caps... and pop off his stupid hair cut thing of a head.... Kimbo got caught once... ok... it happens... almost lost in the first round... if you watched his arms... they went limp about 5 seconds before the buzzer... and anyone who knows Herb Dean, knows that he would have normally called that in a real, UFC fight.... but to get caught twice by the same move? really?? i mean, really??? What pisses me more off is Dana's stupid F!@)#*($& b.s.... What an interesting fight??? Kimbo really impressed him???? Dana is a dueche bag.... he's lost all credibility in my eyes... but i'm saving that for another post...
  5. Just to clarify... I'm not bashing Kimbo... I said in my first paragraph that I like Kimbo... especially for his strive to learn and better himself in the sport... My point though is that he's not ready for the big league... and it shows... I think he should obviously focus on learning ground game (which he seems to want to learn)... but more so on ground defense... defense is much easier to learn than ground game from scratch.... I don't dislike Kimbo for trying... BUT i do greatly dislike the fact that I have to hear the "UFC marketing machine" or better put Dana's total b.s. every five seconds... He said he was impressed by Kimbo's fight..... he had Rashad & Rampage say the same... (and maybe they were later on in the series with a second fight)..... but they way up talked this lack luster performance... both fighters showed horrible skill sets & stamina through my TV in "this" fight... Dana is a promoter... yes, i know... he's done fa-nominal things for the sport... but he has recently chosen the wrong path with his marketing... he is corrupting the sport by corrupting his own fighters into the war path of promoting onslaughts... You mention (almost bash) people for giving negative thoughts on Kimbo, assuming that they have no MMA experience, assuming that they are just some dueche with a keyboard... several of us dueche's, do have MMA experience.. have been in all out wars... You mention going to an MMA camp to see what fighting's really about... isn't this Kimbo your describing.. yes, he had been in all out wars... but against people of his league (street brawlers)... he won some... he lost some... he isn't (nor was) the ultimate street fighter... he was just the most televised street fighter... and a big, scary looking dude at that... he went to MMA as you suggest to see what real fighting is all about... and he has learned the hard way.. that he has much to learn before he will have any prevalence in the sport. Even his stand up "could" be in question against these professional strikers...these aren't guys who necessarily take the punch to give one... some of these professional strikers actually have game plans... and proven technique for dodging punches and stick & move tactics... this is a new level for mr. Slice.. I applaud him for his determination to be relevant in the sport... I applaud his spirit & heart... I just don't think all his hype it's fair (nor sanctioned) to the other real MMA fighters who have trained far harder, for far longer.. and posses far greater skill sets in the sport... he's way over hyped... ironically, by the one guy who bashed him the most... his performance was far less impressive in his one UFC fight than the Showtime fights before it.. hands down... yet Dana talked ish on those fights and said he was impressed with this one.... i mean, really?? have you no shame??
  6. article by Michael Rome on bloody elbow.....good to see not everyone buys the hype... "Whatever rating tonight's episode of The Ultimate Fighter does, it's a credit to the UFC marketing machine. They made people believe Kimbo had a shot tonight. They made people believe this was an event. Rashad told us Kimbo impressed him. Dana White told us Kimbo impressed him. He's coming back in December, haven't you heard? From the beginning, Kimbo looked bad. He was extremely slow, moved gingerly, and left his chin wide open. He put his whole body into every jab, and frankly fought scared. Once he went down, he showed virtually no improvement from the last time we saw him on his back against James Thompson. Admittedly, Roy Nelson is on a different level from James Thompson on the ground, to say the least, but Kimbo showed me no reason to believe he will one day be able to compete in the UFC. I should note that his takedown defense was improved, but it obviously was nowhere near improved enough. I suppose the more surprising part was Roy Nelson. He didn't look particularly good either, and was shockingly gassed by the middle of the second round. I'm not quite sure how to describe his attitude...his arrogance is very off-putting considering his performance. He's quite good on the ground, as we all knew, but everything about his performance tonight suggested to me that he will be dusted by the likes of Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Cain Velasquez, Shane Carwin, Junior Dos Santos, and others. There have been rumors for days about putting Kimbo against a standup fighter in December to give him a chance to get a knockout. Maybe it will work. But Kimbo will never be a competitive UFC fighter; he's too old to catch up in the wrestling and jiu-jitsu departments. I hate writing this, because Kimbo is so easy to like. I want him to be good. If he was a great fighter, he could be such a massive crossover star. But we're yet to find that star that is both a great fighter and a media icon. Perhaps that day will come, but for now, the search continues. As far as Kimbo's future goes, I suspect what we'll see is a career of fighting in hand-picked fights against mid level strikers to make sure something like this doesn't happen again. Don't be surprised if we see Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander in the UFC soon."
  7. Now before I everyone gets started on the thread... I like Kimbo.. seems like a cool guy... and we all know his striking skills are good.... I like even more that all the fighters are consensually stating the same thing... that he trained his @$$ off... that he showed up to learn.... but lets face it.. does he really have the skill to play with the big boys? Everyone's seen his fights on youtube... he's a big dude, who hits fast & hard... but I'm starting to find that his persona is what makes him a marketing favorite... not his skill set... Is he a great street fighter? Yes... Can he strike better than a lot of average joe's? yes.... but lets not forget that he has plenty of losses on youtube as well... were he lost due to striking from the opposing opponent... who was also, nothing more than a street fighter... Put him in MMA, and he loses to Petruzelli; a guy in a lower weight class that took the fight within a two hour notice. He also loses against Big Country.. which is a guy who showed little more skill than the ability to throw his 2 ton belly on people.... yes...yes... I know Nelson was an IFL champ... but it's obvious how he became one... his striking looked week... his ground game looked just as week... he uses his weight to hold people down.. and then pounds a victory... and I say pound with very little enthusiasm... everyone saw his baby taps on Kimbo's head.. That being said. Kimbo loss because of his lack of experience... his inability to prevent take downs... and his less than, fish out of water performance on the ground.... he only made two or three real attempts to get Nelson off of him, and you could easily see he was gassed by his breathing patterns under Nelson... I admit, once again.... Nelson is a cow of a man... but he would not put a crucifix on me twice... no.. not even close... I would run circles around his slow @$$, break his knee caps... and pop off his stupid hair cut thing of a head.... Kimbo got caught once... ok... it happens... almost lost in the first round... if you watched his arms... they went limp about 5 seconds before the buzzer... and anyone who knows Herb Dean, knows that he would have normally called that in a real, UFC fight.... but to get caught twice by the same move? really?? i mean, really??? What pisses me more off is Dana's stupid F!@)#*($& b.s.... What an interesting fight??? Kimbo really impressed him???? Dana is a dueche bag.... he's lost all credibility in my eyes... but i'm saving that for another post...
  8. Ha ha... Cain Velasquez a top heavyweight... a ha hahaha haha haha.. I bet you think Duffee is number one too... Cheick Kongo was Cain's only real notable win... And Valasquez looked extremely slow and just plain confused during this fight.... He even said himself he was incredibly bummed over his performance.... They need contenders in the heavy weight class... plus they need all the mexican fighter stars they can a hold of for the Mexico invasion the UFC has planned........ so they're pumping this kid full of hype...... slow it down and read through the crap... Rothwell has a 30-6 record.... who's the top heavyweight between the two? Cain's only got age going for him in this match...
  9. This is presuming he's not to ****y/arrogant to actually listen to someone. He has (or at least portrays himself as such) a very self absorbed mentality. While other fighters spar & loosen up before a fight, Baroni is playing with his hair in the mirror. And I mean that literally. The last two fights I saw of his, he was playing with his pink shiny/sparkly outfit and touch up his hair while his opponents prepped. Of course being self absorbed doesn't 100% translate into crappy fighter... but I think it can hinder abilities in the learning aspects & training.
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