James Thompson is a Pride veteran and has had much more expose to fans abroad, not that that means anything in the US. But the does have wins over Yoshida and Don Frye which is more than I can say ab out Kimbo at this point.
Originally Posted by Valiss
This is gonna look like the Aleks E. fight, except Kimbo will care when he knocks Thomson out.
I hate to force myself to read past this line.
Originally Posted by Dan Wentzel
He may not be a knowledgeable writer, but I still think he's right in his overall point of view. This event will present Kimbo as the face of MMA to so many more people. That is just terrible. He has yet to prove he has any real skill, and this "main event" fight probably won't help at all. I'm afraid will have a bunch of Kimbo nutriders after this talking about how unstoppable he is.
Fight starts in half an hour. I agree with you Wolf, im not liking this much either.
The article is well written, though I still disagree with a lot of it. I concur with most what everyone else disagrees with, though I would also like to add this.
"Kimbo hasnít fought anyone nearly as good as Mir or Herring. Who knows if he ever will? EliteXC and CBS are running his career like a boxer, even if trumped up records and mismatch fights have severely damaged that sportsí popularity.
Based on that mentality, you can understand why White was willing to walk away from the CBS exposure that, done properly, would have shot his league into the stratosphere. Obviously, he didnít feel it was going to be done properly."
They make White out to be the savior to the sport for refusing to compromise his business plan. However, there is no evidence that supports the idea that the UFC/CBS deal fell through because CBS wanted to force White to mismatch fights. It wouldn't matter if EliteXC was on Showtime, Fox, MTV, or Pay Per View, with someone like Shaw at the helm, the match ups would remain the same regardless of network. It is just different business ideologies with the UFC and EliteXC, nothing more.
For ****'s sake, what was wrong with "Kevin Ferguson"?
Like anyone needs a user-name outside of cybergard.
Lol. When i first started watching him i thought Kimbo Slice was his real name. So what do you guys think? Hes been training with Bas so he may whoop ass.
Originally Posted by Vieux Normand
I thought so too. Dont feel bad. LOL
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