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2/13/2007 2:01am,
Kimo's been busy in the past few months. Apparently, he's the headliner for something that's supposed to combine the WWE and MMA.:waraya

New Era Fighting to promote "World's Toughest Man" contest (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/)

SANTA ANA, California (February 6, 2007) - New Era Fighting (NEF), the evolving mixed martial arts organization combining the raw brutality of UFC with the entertainment value of WWE, will promote the "World's Toughest Man" contest, NEF president Ron Kort announced today.

NEF will hold a series of international level tryouts, tentatively scheduled to begin June 15-17,at a venue in Orange Country, California. Each tryout in the proposed series will be conducted during a three-day tournament.

Combat fighters selected will advance to the next round, where they will fight each other in a tournament format to determine 10 survivors.
The 10 tryout survivors as well as fighters already signed to NEF promotional contracts will compete on a show in either California or Las Vegas. The winner will be crowned "World's Toughest Man" and be offered an anticipated $1,000,000 winner-take-all purse to fight living legend Kimo Leopoldo, headlining a full card for a pay-per-view broadcast live from in Las Vegas at a date to be determined.

"More details are still being worked out," Kort explained. "We want to prove to the MMA world that NEF has the best street-fighting heavyweights. The challenge is open to anybody who weighs a minimum of 205 pounds, if they have what it takes to be an NEF warrior. We will be organizing a set of rules to keep the action going for these tryouts. The goal is to test the fighters' abilities in a safe environment and keep the audience entertained every minute of the event."

Kimo is the undisputed superstar of New Era Fighting. "The reason I am part of New Era Fighting is I'm tired of fighting good fighters in a political environment," Kimo said. "When I fought (Ken) Shamrock and he kneed me in the face, I fell on my back and immediately rolled onto all fours. I did NOT tap-out, I did NOT get choked out, and I did NOT get knocked out. They just randomly decided to stop the fight. When I beat 'Tank' (Abbott), I knew better. 'Tank' tapped-out twice before the ref stopped the fight. I made sure the ref had to pull me off so there was no mistake, so everyone knew I won and that it wasn't by accident. These guys wanted to promote another fighter beating me because it made them look tougher.

"I want to fight the best of the best and give someone else an opportunity to step into my fame and glory. I just feel bad that they will be on the losing end of the stick. The bottom line is that I would love to find a REAL fighter that's tough enough to step up, fight me in a non-political arena, and beat me. I don't think he exists! I am a pioneer in this industry and set precedence by physically damaging the creator of MMA in the USA, Royce Gracie. Yeah, I'm ready to beat the best fighter this world has to offer. Bring on the winner of the 'World's Toughest Man' contest, but make sure he wears a diaper because I'm going to knock the ____ out of him."

NEF Stable of Fighters
Kimo Leopoldo Huntington Beach, CA
Aaron Brink Huntington Beach, CA
Liron Wilson Fresno, CA
Frederick Steen Valinda, CA
Christopher Scheminder Chadron, NE
John George Corona, CA
Joel Garcia Pomona, CA
Rick Arballo San Diego, CA
Luis Figueroa San Diego, CA
Eric Denham Santa Ana, CA
Ethen Cox Long Beach, CA
Mychal Clark Seattle, WA
Alan Garcia Castillo Santa Ana, CA
Odsar Borboa Whitter, CA
Marlon Timothy Bonds Los Angeles, CA
Sean Belote Covina, CA
For more information about New Era Fighting call 714.973.3053/714.448.9999 or go on line to www.newerafighting.com (http://www.newerafighting.com/).

2/13/2007 2:08am,
I am glad that Kimo pointed out that he is the best fighter in the universe, I hadn't realised he was until he pointed it out.

Does anyone know if roids give you an inflated opinion of yourself???

2/13/2007 3:00am,
All I can say is WOW Kimo sounds very delusional.

2/13/2007 3:43am,
I think he's just toeing the company line, after all, they're paying him when the UFC and other MMA orgs aren't.

2/13/2007 7:08am,
"Living legend"? I must've missed that announcement. Any idea when this is supposed to kick off after the try outs?

2/13/2007 1:07pm,
So the WWE's involved with this? Is this actually going to be MMA or just a bunch of UWF type shoot matches?

I kind of figured the WWE would get involved with MMA when they had that one match with the announcers saying how great of a submission artist Kurt Angle was. And when the Undertaker started wearing MMA gloves and triangle choking people.

Lu Tze
2/13/2007 1:35pm,
Great, just what MMA needs to cement it's credibility, the kings of the fucking work.

2/13/2007 2:31pm,
This is a bad thing.

2/13/2007 2:37pm,
So is this some kind of attempt to bing back the unabashed brutality of the old days of MMA? Seems like it, and if that's the case, it could probably be used as ammunition to demonize all MMA once again. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong, but to me, that's what it seems like.

2/13/2007 2:43pm,
No this is a move to make a Pro wrestling show look like MMA.

Don Gwinn
2/13/2007 5:13pm,
Kimo lost to Shamrock because he went to all fours? I do not recall that.

Also, seriously now, did the Undertaker really slap on a triangle? Cause that's pretty neat.

2/14/2007 2:06am,
From what i know about Undertaker, in real life he's a big fan of MMA.

2/14/2007 2:24am,
No this is a move to make a Pro wrestling show look like MMA.

Correct, I agree.

I can't see it working for an extended period of time.

2/14/2007 10:01pm,
And when the Undertaker started wearing MMA gloves and triangle choking people.

What the hell? I gotta start watching WWE just to see that for myself.

Leon S Kennedy
2/14/2007 10:40pm,
i haven't watched much WWE lately, but i only recall seeing the undertaker do the triangle choke once and it was against kurt angle.
and reading kimo's comments kinda remind me of the ultimate warrior's interviews.

2/15/2007 5:40am,
Can someone post a video of the undertaker?