10/05/2009 10:57am, #151Here's an honest question, because I don't know--yes, Nelson is big, but does Team Rampage have anyone coaching or fighting who could show Kimbo what it feels like to be underneath a BJJ black belt? A legit black belt will make you forget that you know how to do anything the first few times. I realize Kimbo trained with Bas Rutten, but I don't know much more than that about what he's done.
10/05/2009 1:23pm, #152
10/05/2009 2:06pm, #153
After seeing Kimbo on the show I have to say that I like him as a person...seems humble and willing to learn. Having said that, he just showed what everyone has always known about him. As soon as Nelson took him down he went flat and submissive like a 16 year old girl after the prom.
If he actually gets into the UFC (he won't win TUF so it will have to be another way) Dana will be screwing not only the fans but Kimbo himself. The way he is now, and the way he will likely be even after a year of hardcore BJJ/wrestling training, someone like Mir will take him to the mat and seriously injure him.
10/05/2009 2:40pm, #154
10/05/2009 2:55pm, #155
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10/05/2009 4:33pm, #156
Zak Jensen said he was drilling mount escapes with Kimbo and Kimbo couldn't escape even when he just sat in mount doing nothing.
10/05/2009 6:18pm, #157Zak Jensen said he was drilling mount escapes with Kimbo and Kimbo couldn't escape even when he just sat in mount doing nothing.
10/05/2009 7:12pm, #158
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I'm also impressed that he's covering his bases by gaming the system. Even if he were to lose his next fight un-impressively, he'd still get a fight based on his persona, his demands for cheeseburgers, his being uncoachable, etc.
Basically, he's won a single fight in a less than spectacular fashion, and he's already pretty much guaranteed a fight in the finale. Not bad.
10/05/2009 7:45pm, #159
As for how he looked on the ground, he looked not a whole lot worse than AA did when Nelson was on top of him. Also, Kimbo did come very close to a pretty good reversal at one point; Nelson is just a very good grappler and stuffed it.
10/05/2009 8:34pm, #160By some accounts Kimbo had little idea what a sprawl was so it really looks like Bas did not do Kimbo any favors in the training department.