This is a tough call, and I look at Cheick Kongo for my answers. Cheick has had many more MMA fights and still fights horrible on the ground. Kimbo has had 4 or 5 and you can see his brain just does not register what to do on the ground. He just needs more experience to be able to get up and not have brain shut-down on his back.
If they still support Kongo then let Kimbo fight a couple more times and work with a training team that will push him on the ground.
Nelson got the fight stopped and that is all that matters. He won so who cares what someones opinion of punching power was. They were just taps but it did the job. Maybe he did not want to cut Kimbo just in case Kimbo has to step in for an injured fighter. Who knows what he was thinking.
Last edited by dare777; 10-01-2009 at 07:35 AM.