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http://thegarv.com/Exclusive-Interview-MTV-s-Big-Black-on-MMA.html

 

 

 

KALIN: Now that Kimbo has been cut from the UFC there is a chance of him potentially making the move to Strikeforce down the road. Is that a fighter that you would be interested in sponsoring?

 

BB: You know what man Kimbo has his own set of sponsorships. I like Kimbo as a person, I like his management, but I feel like Dana White used him. Dana White called the guy out, got him on his Ultimate Fighter show, got the best ratings on Spike TV ever for that show, gave the guy two fights, and then dumped him. If that ain't a used situation, then I don't know what is. If they didn't have Kimbo then the ratings on that season of The Ultimate Fighter would have been trash. I feel like he should of given Kimbo at least four fights before he put him out of the organization considering he won his debut. I feel like Dana White totally used him and I would totally welcome him to Strikeforce. I would like to see him and Brett Rogers fight because in Elite XC those guys were mouthing off and trying to get something going. I would like to see Kimbo fight Brett, Bobby Lashley, and somebody with a more similar style to his. He's been fighting bigger guys. Mitrione is a pretty huge dude. I just feel like he was used by the UFC and then pushed aside.

 

KALIN: Whenever I'm talking or writing about a situation I try to be as real as I can about things. In the UFC Kimbo was 1-1 with his only loss being to an undefeated fighter. Between him having an even record and bringing in monster ratings, I don't see how the UFC could of let him go. Kimbo himself claims to not be a good fighter, but that he tries his hardest and keeps trying to improve. Makes me feel bad for the guy.

 

BB: Well look at UFC. Mr. White bad mouthed Mr. Coker about bringing in Herschel Walker and then he turns around and brings in James Toney. At least Herschel has been doing karate all of his life and is a black belt. The mans been doing some type of mixed martial arts his whole life. To criticize one organization and say that they're bringing in an over the hill guy and then you bring in Toney...that's contradictory and hypocritical. That's why I don't really watch UFC. That's why I like Strikeforce, because I can go to a fight and I can see a father with his son at the fight, eating popcorn, and not spending $300 for just decent seats. It's not restricted to corporate sponsors and people who have the money to see it. I don't want to see that as a consumer. I'd rather see something on CBS where people can watch it for free or Showtime or something of that nature. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching UFC the times that I do, but I would never attend a fight. I don't want to go.

 

KALIN: What about how Scott Coker handles his business makes you such a big supporter?

 

BB: I love how Mr. Coker handles business. He's a great and outstanding guy. He's a great business man and I like him as a person. I've talked to him on many occasions and he's just a great outstanding person. I like how he runs his organization. I wish Strikeforce nothing but luck. Whenever they do an event the UFC always tries to rival it, but there's enough money to go around with everybody. There's enough fans to where if you like Strikeforce you like Strikeforce. If you like UFC you like UFC. Like somebody told me, when you think of tissues, you think of Kleenex. UFC is the Kleenex of mixed martial arts, but there are other brands that you can use. There's other brands that work and do very well. I think that Strikeforce is a very organized and doing well organization. You're going to see in the fall how good these guys really are. There's a lot of stuff on the horizon that nobody is talking about that's going to be real big for Strikeforce.

 

KALIN: Why is Fedor not fighting Overeem for the title?

 

BB: Well Overeem was over in his neck of the woods in Japan fighting and doing his thing and there was a problem with Fedor and his contract and what was going on in that end. I guarantee that if Fedor beats Fabricio Werdum on the 26th you might just see that fight. Like I said before, there is something really big coming this fall with Strikeforce. Just be watching. Just be watching, because they will set the MMA attendance record before the UFC does. Watch what I tell you.

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Lol?

"In the UFC Kimbo was 1-1 with his only loss being to an undefeated fighter."

 

Yea...undefeated...with a record of 1-0 with that victory against a guy who wasn't even a UFC fighter. He makes it sound like Kimbo lost to Fedor or something. He lost to Matt, who will never be anything in the UFC, and he looked pathetic doing it. He has no bussiness in the UFC and had no bussiness even getting a contract when he lost in the very first round of the Ultimate Fighter.

 

EDIT: While we are on the subject, who cares what BB has to say about MMA anyways?

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Lol?

"In the UFC Kimbo was 1-1 with his only loss being to an undefeated fighter."

 

Yea...undefeated...with a record of 1-0 with that victory against a guy who wasn't even a UFC fighter. He makes it sound like Kimbo lost to Fedor or something. He lost to Matt' date=' who will never be anything in the UFC, and he looked pathetic doing it. He has no bussiness in the UFC and had no bussiness even getting a contract when he lost in the very first round of the Ultimate Fighter.

 

EDIT: While we are on the subject,[b'] who cares what BB has to say about MMA anyways[/b]?

 

Exactly

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Just because his family can't afford to order an event & rob is tired of black mooching off him

 

i always watched rob and big... rob started crying because big black left to take care of his newborn kid. i really dont thnk rob cared bout the mooching did you see the show? it was fu cking hilarious... id let someone mooch off me if it was that fun

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